Lamprey

USS Lamprey was an American Balao Class submarine of 1525 tons displacement launched in 1944. USS Lamprey was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 21 knots, carried a complement of 75 and was armed with one 4-inch gun, two 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns; six 21 inch bow torpedo tubes and four 21 inch stern torpedo tubes.
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lamprey

[n] - primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue
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Lamprey

Lam'prey noun ; plural Lampreys . [ Middle English lampreie , French lamproie , Late Latin lampreda , lampetra , from Latin lambere to lick + petra rock, stone. The lampreys are so called because they attach themselves with their circular mouth...
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lamprey

<zoology> An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus Petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys have a round, sucking mouth, without jaws, but set with numerous minute teeth, and one to three larger teeth on the palate. There are seven small branchial openings on each side. ... The common or sea lamprey of America and Europe (Petromyzon marinus)...
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lamprey

lamprey eel noun primitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue
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Lamprey

• (n.) An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus Petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys have a round, sucking mouth, without jaws, but set with numerous minute teeth, and one to three larger teeth on the palate (see Illust. of Cyclostomi). There are seven small branchial openings on each side.
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lamprey

any of about 22 species of primitive, fishlike, jawless vertebrates placed with hagfishes in the class Agnatha. Lampreys belong to the family ... [11 related articles]
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Lamprey

Lampreys (sometimes also called lamprey eels) are an order of jawless fish, the adult of which is characterized by a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. The common name `lamprey` is probably derived from Latin lampetra, which may mean `stone licker` (lambere `to lick` + petra `stone`), though the etymology is uncertain. Currently there are...
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lamprey

lamprey, name for several primitive marine and freshwater fishes of the order Cyclostomata, or jawless fishes (see cyclostome). As in the other member of the order, the hagfish, the adult lamprey retains the notochord, the supporting structure that in higher vertebrates is found only in the embryo. ...
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Lamprey

Lamprey is the name of several eel-like, scaleless fishes which inhabit both fresh and salt water; genus Petromyzon, order Marsipobranchii. The lampreys have seven spiracles or apertures on each side of the neck, and a fistula or aperture on the top of the head; they have no pectoral or ventral fins. The mouth is in the form of a sucker, lined with...
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lamprey

Any of various eel-shaped jawless fishes. A lamprey feeds on other fish by fixing itself by its round mouth to its host and boring into the flesh with its toothed tongue. Lampreys breed in fresh water, and the young live as larvae for about five years before migrating to the sea. (Family Petromyzontidae.)
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lamprey

type of eel
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