Definition of Lampern

1. n. The river lamprey (Ammocœtes, or Lampetra, fluviatilis).



Definition of Lampern

1. Noun. The European river lamprey, ''Lampetra fluviatilis''. ¹

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Definition of Lampern

1. a primitive fish-like vertebrate [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lampern

1. The river lamprey (Ammocoetes, or Lampetra, fluviatilis). The name is also applied to other river lampreys. See: Lamprey. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lampern

lampads
lampas
lampases
lampate
lampates
lampblack
lampblacks
lampboard
lampboards
lampbrush chromosome
lamped
lamper
lamper eel
lampern (current term)
lamperns
lampers
lamperses
lamphole
lampholes
lamphouse
lampic
lampic acid
lamping
lampings
lampion
lampions
lampless
lamplight

Literary usage of Lampern

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1. The Book of the Thames: From Its Rise to Its Fall by Samuel Carter Hall (1877)
"... remarkable and interesting memorials,—among others a monument to "Peg Woffington,"f—and also because it is so familiar a Lamprey and lampern. friend to ..."

2. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"... and catching them with a three-pronged kitchen dinner-fork, or nipping them with a pair of old notched scissors. THE lampern OR LESSER LAMPREY. ..."

3. Fish-culture: A Practical Guide to the Modern System of Breeding and Rearing by Francis Francis (1863)
"There is another species of lamprey, much smaller in size, called the lampern, which resembles at first sight a grig, or small eel; it is of some ten or ..."

4. Animal Simples, Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie (1899)
"... fish, then called "lampern." Its mouth is like the large end of a funnel, dotted all over with small hook-like teeth. Instead of gills as breathing ..."

5. A general history of Worcester by John Chambers (1820)
"Historians tell us Henry I. died from eating too many lampreys. The lampern is to the lamprey what the craw-fish is to the lobster ..."

6. Nature's teachings: human invention anticipated by nature by John George Wood (1877)
"Mechanical Principle of the Tail of the Fish, the Otter, and the sinuous Body of the Eel and lampern.—The Coracle and the Whirl wig-beetle. ..."

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