Origin: < ModL Polychaeta < Gr polychaitēs, with much hair < poly-, poly- + chaitē, hair
- polychaetous adjective
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
polychaete - Science Definition
Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.