Definición de vestimentiferan en inglés:

vestimentiferan

Saltos de línea: ves¦ti|men|tif¦er¦an
Pronunciación: /ˌvɛstɪmɛnˈtɪfərən
 
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sustantivo

Zoology
  • A very large marine worm which lives in upright tubes near hydrothermal vents, subsisting on the products of chemoautotrophic bacteria.
    • Order Vestimentifera, phylum Pogonophora; sometimes regarded as a separate phylum
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • One of the most conspicuous groups of animals living in deep-sea chemosynthetic communities at hydrothermal vents are large vestimentiferan tube worms.
    • The Figueroa vent assemblage is dominated numerically by vestimentiferan tube worms, as are all the other known fossil vent assemblages where ‘tube worm’ fossils can be confidently identified as vestimentiferans.
    • Both Black et al. and Halanych et al. calibrated the divergence of these genes using a mammal molecular clock and suggested that the modern vestimentiferans originated less than 100 million years ago.

Origen

1980s: from modern Latin Vestimentifera (from Latin vestimentum 'clothing' + -fer 'bearing') + -an.

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