Definition of Polychaete

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

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



Definition of Polychaete

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of polychete) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polychaete

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polychaete

polycarpies
polycarpous
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polycentrism
polycentrisms
polycerate
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polychaete (current term)
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polycheiria
polychemotherapeutic
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polychloride
polychlorides
polychlorinated
polychlorinated biphenyl
polychlorinated biphenyls

Literary usage of Polychaete

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1. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1900)
"As Conklin has shown, the cross of Crepidula arises mostly from the cells corresponding to the so-called "intermediate girdle cells" of the polychaete, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Of these 6, the two first to be considered are very plainly separable and represent the extremes of polychaete organization, ..."

3. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1903)
"... and, as he says, forces the conclusion that the excretory organs of Amphioxus are essentially identical with the nephridia of certain polychaete worms. ..."

4. Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet by C. John Ralph (1997)
"Volumetric analysis showed copepods to comprise the bulk of the food (65 percent), followed by polychaete larvae ( 15 percent) and euphausiids (14 percent). ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1902)
"consider a large division of the animal kingdom, which presents many analogies with the polychaete worms—the phylum Arthropoda, or, as some prefer to call ..."

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