Definition of Polycirrus

1. Noun. Genus of soft-bodied polychete marine worms.

Exact synonyms: Genus Polycirrus
Generic synonyms: Worm Genus
Group relationships: Family Terebellidae, Terebellidae
Member holonyms: Bloodworm



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polycirrus

Polwarth
Polwarths
Polya's operation
Polya gastrectomy
Polyangiaceae
Polyangium
Polyanna
Polyborus
Polyborus cheriway audubonii
Polyborus plancus
Polybotria
Polybotria cervina
Polybotrya
Polybotrya cervina
Polycillin
Polycirrus (current term)
Polydactylus
Polydactylus virginicus
Polyergus
Polyergus rufescens
Polyfilla
Polygala
Polygala alba
Polygala lutea
Polygala paucifolia
Polygala senega
Polygala vulgaris
Polygalaceae
Polygonales

Literary usage of Polycirrus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report Upon the Invertebrate Animals of Vineyard Sound and Adjacent Waters by Addison Emery Verrill (1874)
"Tentacles crowded, very numerous,, long and slender in extension, capable of being distended by the blood,, as in Polycirrus, &c. ..."

2. Elements of Zoology: To Accompany the Field and Laboratory Study of Animals by Charles Benedict Davenport, Gertrude Anna Crotty Davenport (1911)
"182) is reduced in size, and instead of gill tufts it has a large number of FIG. 181. — Amphitrite, removed from its FIG. 182. — Polycirrus, the blood tube. ..."

3. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie edited by Albert Kölliker, C Th E von Siebold, Ernst Heinrich Ehlers, Waldemar Schleip, Wilhelm Jürgen Heinrich Harms (1884)
"26. Trotz des Unterschiedes in der Färbung glaube ich mich berechtigt, diese Thiere zu aurantiacus zu stellen. 29) Polycirrus pallidus Clap. ..."

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