noun, plural leptocephali [lep-tuh-sef-uh-lahy] .
a colorless, transparent, flattened larva, especially of certain eels and ocean fishes.

1760–70; < Neo-Latin; see lepto-, -cephalous

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leptocephalus (ˌlɛptəʊˈsɛfələs)
n , pl -li
the slender transparent oceanic larva of eels of the genus Anguilla that migrates from its hatching ground in the Caribbean to European freshwater habitats

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leptocephalus lep·to·ceph·a·lus (lěp'tə-sěf'ə-ləs)
adj. pl. lep·to·ceph·a·li (-lī')
Having an abnormally small head.

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