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la·mi·a  audio  (lm-) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. la·mi·as or la·mi·ae  (-m-) KEY 
  1. also Lamia Greek Mythology A monster represented as a serpent with the head and breasts of a woman that ate children and sucked the blood from men.
  2. A female vampire.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek


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