Any of various marine annelid tubeworms of the family Siboglinidae (formerly classified in the phylum Pogonophora) that live in deep-sea habitats, often have numerous tentacles, and lack a digestive system, depending on endosymbiotic bacteria for nutrition.
Origin of pogonophoranFrom New Latin Pōgōnophora former phylum name Greek pōgōn beard Greek -phora neuter pl. of -phoros -phore
(comparative more pogonophoran, superlative most pogonophoran)
- Characteristic of these creatures