any annelid of the class or group Chaetopoda, having the body composed of more or less similar segments with muscular processes bearing setae.

Origin of chaetopod

1860–65; < New Latin Chaetopoda; see chaeto-, -pod Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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any annelid worm of the classes Oligochaeta or PolychaetaSee oligochaete, polychaete

Word Origin for chaetopod

C19: from New Latin Chaetopoda; see chaeta, -pod
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