Definition of spoonworm in English:
An unsegmented wormlike marine invertebrate that lives in burrows, crevices, or discarded shells. Spoonworms typically have a sausage-shaped body with a long proboscis that can be extended over the seabed.
- Phylum Echiura
- The Alaska spoonworm is said to have a proboscis that is not easily detached.
- Called trochophores, these larvae link together mollusks and annelids - and other groups that include spoonworms, ribbonworms and peanutworms - within the larger group called Trochozoa.
- Make a classroom wall dictionary of all the new worm words your students are learning: annelid, fanworm, earthworm, flatworm, leech, lugworm, nematode, planarian, ribbonworm, spoonworm, tapeworm… to name several.
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