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ammocete

[am-uh-seet] /ˈæm əˌsit/
noun
1.
the larval stage of a lamprey.
Also, ammocoete.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin ammocoetes literally, something bedded in sand < Greek ámmo(s) sand + koítē bed
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British Dictionary definitions for ammocoete

ammocoete

/ˈæməˌsiːt/
noun
1.
the larva of primitive jawless vertebrates, such as the lamprey, that lives buried in mud and feeds on microorganisms
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin ammocoeteēs, literally: that lie in sand, from Greek ammos sand + koitē bed, from keisthai to lie
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