Definition of Ribbon worm
1. Noun. Soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract.
Generic synonyms: Worm
Group relationships: Nemertea, Nemertina, Phylum Nemertea, Phylum Nemertina
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Literary usage of Ribbon worm
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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"... and ribbon worm. WORMS, a city of the grand duchy of Hesse, Germany, on the left bank of the Rhine, 26 m. SSE of Mentz; pop. in 1871, 14484, ..."
2. The Domestic Sheep: Its Culture and General Management by Henry Stewart (1900)
"This name, derived from the Latin, means in plain English, the margined or bordered ribbon worm. This indicates the figure of the mature worm, which as seen ..."
3. The System of Animate Nature: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the by John Arthur Thomson (1920)
"... ribbon-worm that first manufactured haemoglobin—the all- important, oxygen-capturing red pigment of the blood. ..."
4. Secrets of Animal Life by John Arthur Thomson (1919)
"... another its pharynx; one offers you its head and another its tail. We look on with helpless chagrin while a fine specimen of a ribbon-worm, ..."