ammocoete

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ammocoete

(ˈæməˌsiːt) or

ammocete

n
(Zoology) the larva of primitive jawless vertebrates, such as the lamprey, that lives buried in mud and feeds on microorganisms
[C19: from New Latin ammocoeteēs, literally: that lie in sand, from Greek ammos sand + koitē bed, from keisthai to lie]
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Translations
likomato