oligochaete worm

noun
hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
Syn: ↑oligochaete
Hypernyms: ↑annelid, ↑annelid worm, ↑segmented worm
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Oligochaeta, ↑class Oligochaeta

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  • oligochaete — n. Any of an order of hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids (including the earthworms) having bristles borne singly along the length of the body; a member of the {Oligochaeta}. Syn: oligochaete worm. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oligochaete — noun hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body • Syn: ↑oligochaete worm • Hypernyms: ↑annelid, ↑annelid worm, ↑segmented worm • Hyponyms: ↑earthworm …   Useful english dictionary

  • oligochaete — oligochaetous, adj. /ol i goh keet /, n. any of various annelids of the family Oligochaeta, including earthworms and certain small, freshwater species, having locomotory setae sunk directly in the body wall. [1875 80; < NL Oligochaeta; see OLIGO …   Universalium

  • oligochaete — [ ɒlɪgəki:t] noun Zoology an annelid worm of the class Oligochaeta, which includes the earthworms. Origin from mod. L. Oligochaeta, from oligo + Gk khaitē long hair (taken to mean bristle ), because they have fewer setae than polychaetes …   English new terms dictionary

  • dew worm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑fishing worm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • annelid worm — noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally • Syn: ↑annelid, ↑segmented worm • Derivationally related forms: ↑annelid (for: ↑annelid) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • segmented worm — noun worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally • Syn: ↑annelid, ↑annelid worm • Derivationally related forms: ↑annelid (for: ↑annelid) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fishing worm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑crawler, ↑dew …   Useful english dictionary

  • red worm — noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers • Syn: ↑earthworm, ↑angleworm, ↑fishworm, ↑fishing worm, ↑wiggler, ↑nightwalker, ↑nightcrawler, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice worm — noun A species of oligochaete found on glaciers in Alaska, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑ice …   Useful english dictionary

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