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n. - Primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue.

Usage examples (35)
  • Currently, the lamprey is a species of concern, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
  • Your 'lamprey' was right on the money, and I agree with Donna as well - I feel the same way about that certain personage.
  • Lake Ontario is also plagued with invasive species, such as lamprey and zebra mussels.
  • The lamprey is also the most primitive vertebrate. for more
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