Definition of Ammodytes
: a genus (the type of the family Ammodytidae) of percomorph fishes containing the typical sand launces
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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 1773See Words from the same year
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