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Meaning of sea lamprey

sea' lam"prey

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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.
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