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annelid

[ an-l-id ]

noun

  1. any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms.


adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the Annelida.

annelid

/ ˈænəlɪd; əˈnɛlɪdən /

noun

  1. any worms of the phylum Annelida, in which the body is divided into segments both externally and internally. The group includes the earthworms, lugworm, ragworm, and leeches


adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Annelida

annelid

/ ănə-lĭd /

  1. Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical body divided into ringlike segments. Most annelids have movable bristles called setae, and include earthworms, leeches, and polychetes (marine worms).


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Derived Forms

  • annelidan, nounadjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of annelid1

First recorded in 1825–35; Annelida
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Word History and Origins

Origin of annelid1

C19: from New Latin Annelida, from French annelés, literally: the ringed ones, from Old French annel ring, from Latin ānellus, from ānulus ring
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Example Sentences

Karen Osborn is a midwater invertebrate researcher and curator of annelids and peracarids—animals much more substantial and easier to collect than the midwater jellies—at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

It had several chapters, and from the sound of things was more autobiography than treatise on annelids.

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This resemblance is of some interest, as bearing on a probable Annelid origin of Vertebrata.

Pinnixa cylindrica, a related species, lives in the tubes of large annelid worms as a commensal.

He isolated the first two blastomeres of the egg of Lanice, an Annelid.

Two specimens of this beautifully brilliant orange annelid were taken on holdfasts.

To form its skeleton the crab had only to thicken the cuticle already present in the annelid.

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