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spoonworm Line breaks: spoon|worm
Pronunciation: /ˈspuːnwəːm/

Definition of spoonworm in English:

noun

An unsegmented worm-like marine invertebrate that lives in burrows, crevices, or discarded shells. They typically have a sausage-shaped body with a long proboscis that can be extended over the seabed.
Example sentences
  • The Alaska spoonworm is said to have a proboscis that is not easily detached.
  • Called trochophores, these larvae link together mollusks and annelids - and other groups that include spoonworms, ribbonworms and peanutworms - within the larger group called Trochozoa.
  • Make a classroom wall dictionary of all the new worm words your students are learning: annelid, fanworm, earthworm, flatworm, leech, lugworm, nematode, planarian, ribbonworm, spoonworm, tapeworm… to name several.

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