serpulid

/ (ˈsɜːpjʊlɪd) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. serpentis,
  2. serpiginous,
  3. serpigo,
  4. serps,
  5. serpukhov,
  6. serra,
  7. serra da estrela,
  8. serra da mantiqueira,
  9. serra do mar,
  10. serra junípero

Word Origin for serpulid

C19: Latin, from serpula a little serpent

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