Definition of bristle worm in English:

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bristle worm


A marine annelid worm that has a segmented body with numerous bristles on the fleshy lobes of each segment. Also called polychaete.
  • Class Polychaeta: numerous species, including ragworms, lugworms, fan worms, and their relatives.
Example sentences
  • Other prey, such as bristle worms, razor shells and tellins are also taken when available.
  • Early findings include new species of jellyfish and bristle worms.
  • Great acres of tubeworms surround that peculiar lake, slow white crabs, shrimp, and waving bristle worms.

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Syllabification: bris·tle worm

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