Definition of polychaete in English:

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polychaete

Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪkiːt/

noun

Zoology
A marine annelid worm of the class Polychaeta; a bristle worm.
Example sentences
  • There are more than 50 fish species whose lives are linked to Sargassum, and a myriad of invertebrates, including gastropods, polychaetes, bryozoans, anemones, and sea-spiders.
  • The focal stage for this analysis is the early period of embryo encapsulation, a mode of development that has evolved several times among gastropods, polychaetes, nemerteans and flatworms.
  • Sponges are preyed upon by gastropods, polychaetes, asteroids, echinoids, turtles, and fishes.

Derivatives

polychaetan

Pronunciation: /-ˈkiːt(ə)n/
adjective

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Line breaks: poly|chaete

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