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 P&omacron;g&omacron;nophora, former phylum name : Greek p&omacron;g&omacron;n, beard + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore.
(comparative more pogonophoran, superlative most pogonophoran)
- Characteristic of these creatures