Sea lamprey
Sea lamprey Sea" lam"prey (Zo["o]l.) The common lamprey. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea lamprey — n. a parasitic lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) of the N Atlantic that ascends streams to spawn: now landlocked in the Great Lakes, where it is highly destructive to lake trout …   English World dictionary

  • Sea lamprey — Taxobox name = Petromyzon marinus status = LR/lc | status system = IUCN2.3 image caption = Sea lampreys on a lake trout regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Cephalaspidomorphi ordo = Petromyzontiformes familia = Petromyzontidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • sea lamprey — noun large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes • Syn: ↑Petromyzon marinus • Hypernyms: ↑lamprey, ↑lamprey eel, ↑lamper eel • Member Holonyms: ↑Petromyzon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea lamprey — jūrinė nėgė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Petromyzon marinus angl. sea lamprey rus. морская минога ryšiai: platesnis terminas – jūrinės nėgės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea lamprey — sea′ lam prey n. ich a parasitic marine lamprey Petromyzon marinus[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • sea lamprey — noun Date: 1879 a large anadromous lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) that has a mottled upper surface, is an ectoparasite of fish, and is sometimes used as food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea lamprey — a parasitic marine lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, that spawns in fresh water along both Atlantic coasts and in the Great Lakes, where it is responsible for losses of economically valuable fish. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea lamprey — noun A parasitic lamprey found in Europe and North America, Petromyzon marinus …   Wiktionary

  • Lamprey — Lam prey (l[a^]m pr[y^]), n.; pl. {Lampreys} (l[a^]m pr[i^]z). [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamprey eel — Lamprey Lam prey (l[a^]m pr[y^]), n.; pl. {Lampreys} (l[a^]m pr[i^]z). [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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