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Meaning of lamprey

lam•prey

Pronunciation: (lam'prē), [key]
— pl. -preys.
  1. any eellike marine or freshwater fish of the order Petromyzoniformes, having a circular, suctorial mouth with horny teeth for boring into the flesh of other fishes to feed on their blood. Also called
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