any of a phylum (Annelida) of roundish, wormlike animals having long, segmented bodies, a brain and ventral nerve cord, and a closed circulatory system, including polychaetes, oligochaetes, and leeches
Origin of annelidfrom Modern Latin Annelida (pl.) from French annélides from (animaux) annelés, ringed (animals) from past participle of anneler, to encircle from Old French anel, a ring from Classical Latin annellus, diminutive of anulus, a ring: see annular
of this phylum
Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical, segmented body and including the earthworms and the leeches.
Origin of annelidFrom New Latin Annelida phylum name from French annelés pl. past participle of anneler to ring from Old French anel ring from Latin ānellus diminutive of ānus ring
- of, or relating to these creatures