A marine annelid worm that has a segmented body with numerous bristles on the fleshy lobes of each segment. Also called polychaete.
- Class Polychaeta: numerous species, including ragworms, lugworms, fan worms, and their relatives
- Other prey, such as bristle worms, razor shells and tellins are also taken when available.
- Early findings include new species of jellyfish and bristle worms.
- Great acres of tubeworms surround that peculiar lake, slow white crabs, shrimp, and waving bristle worms.
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Syllabification: bris·tle worm
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