ammocoetes

noun am·mo·coe·tes \ˌaməˈsētēz\
variants: less commonly

ammocoete

\ˈaməˌsēt\

Definition of ammocoetes

plural

ammocoetes

\ˌaməˈsētēz, ˈaməˌsēts\
  1. :  the larva of any of various lampreys

ammocoetid

\¦amə¦sētə̇d\ noun or adjective

ammocoetoid

\-¦seˌtȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ammocoetes

New Latin Ammocoetes, former genus consisting of the ammocoetes, from amm- + -coetes (from Greek koitē bed, from keisthai to lie) — more at cemetery


First Known Use: 1856


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