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British Dictionary definitions for serpulid

serpulid

noun
  1. a marine polychaete worm of the family Serpulidae, which constructs and lives in a calcareous tube attached to stones or seaweed and has a crown of ciliated tentacles

Word Origin

C19: Latin, from serpula a little serpent
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