Definition of Lamprey. Meaning of Lamprey. Synonyms of Lamprey

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Lamprey. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Lamprey and, of course, Lamprey synonyms and on the right images related to the word Lamprey.

Definition of Lamprey

Lamprey
Lamprey Lam"prey, n.; pl. Lampreys. [OE. lampreie, F. lamproie, LL. lampreda, lampetra, from L. lambere to lick + petra rock, stone. The lampreys are so called because they attach themselves with their circular mouths to rocks and stones, whence they are also called rocksuckers. See Lap to drink, Petrify.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. [Written also lamper eel, lamprel, and lampron.]

Meaning of Lamprey from wikipedia

- Lampreys (sometimes inaccurately called lamprey eels) are an ancient extant lineage of jawless fish of the order Petromyzontiformes, placed in the supercl****...
- The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) is a parasitic lamprey native to the Northern Hemisphere. The sea lamprey has an eel-like body without paired fins...
- A lamprey is a parasitic aquatic vertebrate with a toothed, funnel-like sucking mouth. Lamprey may refer to: Lamprey (surname) Lamprey River, a river in...
- The brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri, also known as the European brook lamprey and the western brook lamprey) is a small European lamprey species that exclusively...
- The northern lampreys (Petromyzontidae) are a family of lampreys. Northern lampreys have the highest number of chromosomes (164–174) among vertebrates...
- Petromyzontidae family. The Pacific lamprey is also known as the three-tooth lamprey and tridentate lamprey. Play media Pacific lampreys grow to about 80 cm (31 in)...
- river lamprey, also known as the river lamprey or lampern, is a freshwater lamprey. Its scientific name is Lampetra fluviatilis. Adult river lampreys measure...
- Zane Lamprey (born April 2, 1972 in Syracuse, New York, United States) is a comedian, actor, editor, producer, and writer for television and movies. He...
- The pouched lamprey (Geotria australis) also known as wide-mouthed lamprey, is the only species in genus Geotria, which is in turn the only genus in the...
- River lamprey is a common name for several fishes and may refer to: European river lamprey, Lampetra fluviatilis, native to Europe Western river lamprey, Lampetra...
Loading...