Definition of Nemertean

1. Noun. Soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract.

Exact synonyms: Nemertine, Proboscis Worm, Ribbon Worm
Generic synonyms: Worm
Group relationships: Nemertea, Nemertina, Phylum Nemertea, Phylum Nemertina



Definition of Nemertean

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Nemertina.

Definition of Nemertean

1. Noun. Any of several unsegmented, brightly-coloured worms, of the phylum ''Nemertea''; the ribbon worms ¹

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Definition of Nemertean

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nemertean

nematoidea
nematoidean
nematological
nematologies
nematologist
nematologists
nematology
nematomorph
nematomorphs
nematophagous
nematophora
nematosome
nematospiroides
nematospiroides dubius
nemertean (current term)
nemerteans
nemertes
nemertian
nemertians
nemertid
nemertida
nemertina
nemertine
nemertines
nemeses
nemesia
nemesias
nemesis
nemetean

Literary usage of Nemertean

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"IN 1844 Kolliker found a small species of nemertean among the egg masses carried about on the abdominal hairs of a " small crab" at Messina. ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1869)
"An Hermaphrodite nemertean from the Mediterranean. By AF MARION. Prof. W. Keferstein lately described (Archiv fur Naturgeschichte, 1868), under the name of ..."

3. The Birds of Maine: With Key to and Description of the Various Species Known by Ora Willis Knight (1908)
"Their food seemed to consist, judging by these instances, of nemertean worms, beetles (only the harder body parts and wings remaining undigested in the ..."

4. Habit and Intelligence: A Series of Essays on the Laws of Life and Mind by Joseph John Murphy (1879)
"... has traced the development of a nemertean worm belonging to the genus Linens, the larval form of which is called by him a ..."

5. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"The anterior pair of discs becomes the head of the nemertean (as far back as the lateral grooves), whereas the posterior pair gives rise to the ectoderm of ..."

6. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1900)
"This nemertean he supposed to be the young of M. ... in 1854 (12) and Krohn in 1858 (19) discuss further the relations of the young nemertean to the ..."

7. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"Newly-freed nemertean. In species of the genus Lineus, the ciliated embryo which leaves the egg is speedily converted into a body like a helmet with ..."

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