from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of myzonts or lampreys, giving name to the family Petromyzontidæ.
- n. [lowercase] Any member of this genus, as a lamprey.
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- n. typical lampreys
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The lamprey, petromyzon, is put by Linneus amongst the nantes, which are defined to possess both gills and lungs.