Definition of Polychaete worm
1. Noun. Chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles.
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
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 ..."