[ suh-lee-nuh-gas-ter, -len-uh- ]
/ səˈli nəˌgæs tər, -ˈlɛn ə- /
any of a group of wormlike mollusks, class Solenogastres (formerly Aplacophora), inhabiting deep ocean layers and having fine limy spicules on the covering mantle.
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Also called aplacophoran.
Origin of solenogaster
<New Latin, equivalent to soleno- (combining form of Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel; see -o-) + -gaster<Greek gastḗr paunch, belly
Words nearby solenogaster
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