polyclad

[ pol-ee-klad ]
/ ˈpɒl iˌklæd /

noun

any free-swimming, marine flatworm of the order Polycladida, having a broad, flat body and a many-branched gastrovascular cavity.

Nearby words

  1. polychromatophilic,
  2. polychrome,
  3. polychromemia,
  4. polychromy,
  5. polycistronic,
  6. polycletus,
  7. polyclinic,
  8. polyclitus,
  9. polyclonal,
  10. polyclonal antibody

Origin of polyclad

1885–90; < New Latin Polycladus genus name < Greek polýklados many-branched. See poly-, clado-

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