Oligochaete Definition

ŏlĭ-gō-kēt, ōlĭ-
noun
Any of a class (Oligochaeta) of annelid worms, as the earthworm, lacking a definite head and having relatively few body bristles: found chiefly in moist soil and fresh water.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
oligochaete worm

Other Word Forms of Oligochaete

Noun

Singular:
oligochaete
Plural:
oligochaetes

Origin of Oligochaete

  • From New Latin Oligochaeta class name oligo– chaeta

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

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