Share this entry

Share this page

scaleworm

Syllabification: scale·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈskālwərm
 
/
(also scale worm)

Definition of scaleworm in English:

noun

A marine bristle worm with scales on the upper surface that have a protective function, and in some species are able to luminesce.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful