Definición de vestimentiferan en inglés:

vestimentiferan

Silabificación: ves·ti·men·tif·er·an
Pronunciación: /ˌvestəˌmenˈtifərən
 
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sustantivo

Zoology
A very large marine worm that 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

late 20th century: from modern Latin Vestimentifera (from Latin vestimentum 'clothing' + -fer 'bearing') + -an.

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Pronunciación: niːˈɒt(ə)ni
noun
retention of juvenile features in the adult animal