Definition of lamprey :
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.
Lamper Eel, lamprey eel
fish (part of speech: noun)
haddock, gar, anchovy, herring, kipper, goldfish, flounder, marlin, speckled trout, rainbow trout, hake, mackerel, bowfin, bass, swordfish, trout, tuna, fluke, minnow, ray, grouper, salmon, cod, sole, mudfish, walleye, guppy, sea horse, flatfish, eel, catfish, shark, puffer, whitefish, blackfish, sting ray, dogfish, bluegill, barracuda, sardine, crappie, smelt, turbot, tarpon, halibut, hammerhead, sunfish, fish, char, carp, albacore, pickerel, perch, goby, sturgeon, pike, sailfish
- There are certainly indications of vertebrate life, but the remains are so imperfect that little more can be said regarding them, and this is also true of the small conical teeth which occur in the Lower Silurian of St. Petersburg, and are thought to be the teeth of some animal like the lamprey. - "Animals of the Past", Frederic A. Lucas.
- In it were livers of plaice, brains of pheasants and peacocks, flamingoes' tongues, roe of lamprey, and a thousand other things which the ships of war had sought from the remotest border of the Euxine to the Pillars of Hercules. - "Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10)", Alfred Brittain.
- Such characters are the cartilaginous skeleton, and the separate gill slits with which the throat wall is pierced and which are arranged in line like the gill openings of the lamprey. - "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.