also pol·y·chaete noun
Any of various annelid worms of the class Polychaeta, including mostly marine worms such as the lugworm, and characterized by fleshy paired appendages tipped with bristles on each body segment.
Origin: New Latin Polychaeta, class name
Origin: , from Greek polukhaitēs, with much hair
Origin: : polu-, poly-
Origin: + khaitē, long hair
- polˈy·cheteˌ, polˌy·cheˈtous adjective