Definition of clitellum in English:

clitellum

Syllabification: cli·tel·lum
Pronunciation: /klīˈteləm
 
/

noun (plural clitella /-ˈtelə/)

  • A raised band encircling the body of oligochaete worms and some leeches, made up of reproductive segments.
    More example sentences
    • Differently sized partners were seen stretching or contracting their body between the genital region and the clitellum.
    • The Polychaeta lack a clitellum and have parapodia, paddle-like appendages with numerous bristles or chaetae.
    • A histological examination of the clitellum revealed that damage occurred to both male and female gonads.

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