Definition of Polychete

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

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



Definition of Polychete

1. Noun. Any of many annelid worms, of the class ''Polychaeta'', such as the lugworm; they have a segmented body with pairs of bristles on each segment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polychete

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polychete

polycationic
polycations
polycausal
polycentric
polycentrism
polycentrisms
polycerate
polychaeta
polychaete
polychaete worm
polychaetes
polycheiria
polychemotherapeutic
polychemotherapies
polychemotherapy
polychete (current term)
polychete worm
polychetes
polychloride
polychlorides
polychlorinated
polychlorinated biphenyl
polychlorinated biphenyls
polychlorinated naphthalene
polychlorinated naphthalenes
polychlorobiphenyl
polychlorobiphenyls
polychloroprene
polychloroprenes
polychloroterphenyl compounds

Literary usage of Polychete

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1. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"... and in the pharyngeal muscle and ganglia of the polychete annelid, Aphrodite. Similar pigments, having the same power of combining with oxygen and ..."

2. Individuality in Organisms by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"... annelids and one polychete. Susceptibility studies have been made upon the eggs and embryonic or larval stages of the following forms: starfish, ..."

3. Individuality in Organisms by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"Susceptibility studies have been made upon the eggs and embryonic or larval stages of the following forms: starfish, sea-urchin, the polychete annelids ..."

4. Senescence and Rejuvenescence by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"... eight species of turbellaria, the developmental stages of the sea-urchin and starfish and of the polychete annelids Nereis and Chaetopterus, ..."

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