Definition of scaleworm in English:

scaleworm

Syllabification: scale·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈskālwərm
 
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(also scale worm)

noun

A marine bristle worm with scales on the upper surface that have a protective function, and in some species are able to luminesce.
  • Family Aphroditidae: Aphrodite and other genera. See also sea mouse

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