Ammodytes

noun Am·mo·dy·tes \ˌamədītēz\

Definition of Ammodytes

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Ammodytidae) of percomorph fishes containing the typical sand launces

ammodytoid

\¦amə¦dīˌtȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ammodytes

New Latin, from Greek ammodytēs, a snake, literally, sand burrower, from amm- + dytēs diver, from dyein to enter, get into, sink


First Known Use: circa 1773


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