Definition of Polychaete worm

1. Noun. Chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles.

Exact synonyms: Polychaete, Polychete, Polychete Worm
Generic synonyms: Annelid, Annelid Worm, Segmented Worm
Group relationships: Class Polychaeta, Polychaeta
Specialized synonyms: Lobworm, Lug, Lugworm, Sea Mouse, Bloodworm



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polychaete Worm

polycarpous
polycarpy
polycatenane
polycatenanes
polycatenary
polycation
polycationic
polycations
polycausal
polycentric
polycentrism
polycentrisms
polycerate
polychaeta
polychaete
polychaete worm (current term)
polychaetes
polycheiria
polychemotherapeutic
polychemotherapies
polychemotherapy
polychete
polychete worm
polychetes
polychloride
polychlorides
polychlorinated
polychlorinated biphenyl
polychlorinated biphenyls
polychlorinated naphthalene

Literary usage of Polychaete worm

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

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"So constant and so numerous are these worms in some localities that it has actually been suggested that Heliopora should be regarded as a polychaete worm ..."

2. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"In the Flysch of Europe this fucoid or "hieroglyph" ( = a burrow probably of a polychaete worm) is widely distributed. ..."

3. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"Sylli* ramosa, a polychaete worm, with lateral buds. Two young buda are shown at top, right. Only a small portion of the colony is shown. ..."

4. The Cruise of the Tomas Barrera: The Narrative of a Scientific Expedition to by John Brooks Henderson (1916)
"Another feature of the catch was some forty or more specimens of a polychaete worm belonging to the genus ..."

5. Classification of Wetlands & Deepwater Habitats of the U. S. by Lewis M. Cowardin (1979)
"Most animals in Unconsolidated sediments live within the substrate, eg, Macoma and the amphipod Melita. Some, such as the polychaete worm ..."

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