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nereid 1

Pronunciation: /ˈnirēˌid/

noun

Zoology
A bristle worm of the polychaete family (Nereidae).
Example sentences
  • Only further studies on nereids and other organisms will allow a better evaluation of the actual impact and chemistry of acute and persistent oil pollution on chemical communication in marine environments.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Nereidae, from the Greek name Nēreus (see Nereid).

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Syllabification: ne·re·id

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Nereid 2

Pronunciation: /ˈnirēˌid/
1 (also nereid) Greek Mythology Any of the sea nymphs, daughters of Nereus. They include Thetis, mother of Achilles.
2 Astronomy A satellite of Neptune, the farthest from the planet, discovered in 1949. It has an irregular shape, a diameter of 211 miles (340 km), and an eccentric orbit.

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Syllabification: Ne·re·id

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