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solenogaster

[suh-lee-nuh-gas-ter, -len-uh-]
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noun Zoology.
  1. 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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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.
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