Clitellum meaning

klī-tĕləm
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A glandular swelling of the epidermis of certain annelid worms, such as earthworms, that secretes a viscous fluid to form a cocoon in which the eggs are deposited.
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A glandular swelling of the epidermis of certain annelid worms, such as earthworms, that secretes a viscous fluid to form a cocoon in which the eggs are deposited.
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(biology) A glandular swelling in the epidermis of some annelid worms; it secretes a viscous fluid in which the eggs are deposited.
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Origin of clitellum

  • New Latin clītellum sing. of Latin clītellae packsaddle klei- in Indo-European roots

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