Definition of Sea lamprey

1. Noun. Large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes.

Exact synonyms: Petromyzon Marinus
Generic synonyms: Lamper Eel, Lamprey, Lamprey Eel
Group relationships: Genus Petromyzon, Petromyzon



Definition of Sea lamprey

1. Noun. A parasitic lamprey found in Europe and North America, ''Petromyzon marinus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sea lamprey

1. The common lamprey. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Lamprey

sea horse
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale
sea king
sea kings
sea kittens
sea laces
sea ladder
sea lamprey (current term)
sea lampreys
sea lane
sea lanes
sea language
sea lark
sea larks
sea lavender
sea lawyer
sea legs
sea lemon
sea lemons
sea leopard
sea leopards
sea letter

Literary usage of Sea lamprey

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1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"At the time of transformation both the sea and the lake lamprey are about 150 mm. in length, while the adult sea lamprey averages about 700 mm. and the lake ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... of the river-lamprey, however, specimens are met with in fresh water all the year round. Lampreys, especially the sea- lamprey, are esteemed ..."

3. The Wilder Quarter-century Book: A Collection of Original Papers Dedicated (1893)
"The most salient and important modifications relate almost wholly to the adult form so far as is known ; for the larvae of the sea lamprey from the ..."

4. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1898)
"At the time of transformation both the sea and the lake lamprey arc about 150 mm. in length, while the adult sea lamprey averages about 700 mm. and the lake ..."

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