Annelid meaning

ănə-lĭd
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.
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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.
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Of this phylum.
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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.
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Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical body divided into ringlike segments. Most annelids have movable bristles called setae, and include earthworms, leeches, and polychetes (marine worms).
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Any of various wormlike animals, of the phylum Annelida, having a segmented body; they include the earthworm and the leech.
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Of, or relating to these creatures.
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Origin of annelid

  • From 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French annélidé, coined by French naturalist Lamarck.

    From Wiktionary