leptocephalous

adjective

lep·​to·​ceph·​a·​lous
variants or less commonly leptocephalic
-sə̇¦falik
1
: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a leptocephalus
2
[leptocephal y + -ous or -ic] : characterized by or exhibiting leptocephaly

Word History

Etymology

New Latin leptocephalus + English -ous or -ic

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“Leptocephalous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leptocephalous. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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