genus Spadella

noun
marine worms resembling the sagittas but with a broader body and only one pair of lateral fins
Hypernyms: ↑worm genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Chaetognatha, ↑phylum Chaetognatha

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  • spadella — spəˈdelə noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, probably from Late Latin spada sword (alteration of Latin spatha broad sword) + New Latin ella : a genus of marine worms (group Chaetognatha) resembling those of Sagitta but having a broader… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm genus — noun a genus of worms • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑genus Sagitta, ↑genus Spadella, ↑Fasciola, ↑genus Fasciola, ↑Fasciolopsis, ↑genus Fasciolopsis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chaetognatha — noun arrowworms: a group of small active transparent marine worms • Syn: ↑phylum Chaetognatha • Derivationally related forms: ↑chaetognathous, ↑chaetognathan • Hypernyms: ↑phylum • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • phylum Chaetognatha — noun arrowworms: a group of small active transparent marine worms • Syn: ↑Chaetognatha • Derivationally related forms: ↑chaetognathous (for: ↑Chaetognatha), ↑chaetognathan (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • arrowworm — /ar oh werrm /, n. any small, translucent marine worm of the phylum (or class) Chaetognatha, having lateral and caudal fins. Also called glassworm. [1885 90; so called from a fancied resemblance to an arrow] * * * ▪ animal phylum Introduction… …   Universalium

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