vestimentiferan

[ ves-tuh-muhn-tif-er-uhn, ‐men- ]
/ ˌvɛs tə mənˈtɪf ər ən, ‐mɛn- /

noun

any of various marine tubeworms of the phylum Vestimentifera or Pogonophora, which live in upright tubes near hydrothermal vents.

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Origin of vestimentiferan

First recorded in 1965–70; from New Latin Vestīmentifera phylum name, equivalent to Latin vestīment(um) “garment, outer garment” + -i- + -fera, neuter plural of -fer -fer
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