Definition of Polychaeta

1. Noun. Marine annelid worms.




Medical Definition of Polychaeta

1. One of the two principal groups of Chaetopoda. It includes those that have prominent parapodia and fascicles of setae. Origin: NL, from Gr. Many + hair. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polychaeta

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

Literary usage of Polychaeta

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1. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1896)
"THE polychaeta are marine worms whose bodies are usually elongated and ... The classification of polychaeta adopted in this work is as follows:l — 1 This is ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and polychaeta. The difference is that it a broken up into a complex sinus system. The least modified r*,-je is shown by ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The setae of the polychaeta are disposed in ' two bundles in many genera, ... Among the polychaeta the sexual worm is often more marked from the asexual ..."

4. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1904)
"The polychaeta of the Maldive Archipelago from the Collections maile by J. Stanley Gardiner in IM'H. By CYRIL CROSSLAND, BA, B.Se., FZS, th. ..."

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