[suh-lee-nuh-gas-ter, -len-uh-]

noun Zoology.

any of a group of wormlike mollusks, class Solenogastres (formerly Aplacophora), inhabiting deep ocean layers and having fine limy spicules on the covering mantle.

Nearby words

  1. solemnize,
  2. solemnly,
  3. solenette,
  4. solenocyte,
  5. solenodon,
  6. solenoid,
  7. solenoidal,
  8. solent,
  9. solent, the,
  10. soleplate

Origin of solenogaster

< New Latin, equivalent to soleno- (combining form of Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel; see -o-) + -gaster < Greek gastḗr paunch, belly

Also called aplacophoran. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019