Lamna

noun
Lam·​na | \ ˈlamnə \

Definition of Lamna

: the type genus of the family Lamnidae comprising the porbeagle and a few related forms

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History and Etymology for Lamna

New Latin, from Greek, a shark, probably alteration of lamia devouring monster (or, a shark)

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“Lamna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamna. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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