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Etymology

1. lamprey

noun. ['ˈlæmpri'] primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue.

Synonyms

  • agnathan
  • family Petromyzontidae
  • lamprey eel
  • jawless vertebrate
  • jawless fish
  • sea lamprey
  • Petromyzontidae
  • Petromyzon marinus

Etymology

  • laumprei (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Lamprey

  • sampre

Example sentences of the word lamprey


1. Adjective
In Lake Huron, lamprey eel is a particular problem.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The lamprey is a parasite that uses suction to attach itself to other fish in order to feed.

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