Ammodytes

noun
Am·mo·dy·tes | \ˌamədītēz\

Definition of Ammodytes 

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

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Other Words from Ammodytes

ammodytoid \¦amə¦dīˌtȯid \ adjective

First Known Use of Ammodytes

circa 1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ammodytes

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

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