Scaleback
Scaleback Scale"back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family {Polynoid[ae]}, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under {Ch[ae]topoda}. [1913 Webster]

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