Spoonworm
Spoonworm Spoon"worm` (sp[=oo]n"w[^u]rm`), n. (Zo["o]l.) A gephyrean worm of the genus {Thalassema}, having a spoonlike proboscis. [1913 Webster]

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  • spoonworm — /spoohn werrm /, n. any of various unsegmented, burrowing marine worms of the phylum Echiura, of shallow waters worldwide, having a sausage shaped body and a flattened head. [1835 45; SPOON + WORM] * * * ▪ invertebrate Introduction also called… …   Universalium

  • spoonworm — /spoohn werrm /, n. any of various unsegmented, burrowing marine worms of the phylum Echiura, of shallow waters worldwide, having a sausage shaped body and a flattened head. [1835 45; SPOON + WORM] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bonellia viridis — Taxobox name = Green Spoonworm image caption = Bonellia viridis (adult female). regnum = Animalia subregnum = Eumetazoa superphylum = Lophotrochozoa phylum = Annelida classis = Echiura ordo = Echiuroinea familia = Bonelliidae genus = Bonellia… …   Wikipedia

  • circulation — circulable /serr kyeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. /serr kyeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of circulating, moving in a circle or circuit, or flowing. 2. the continuous movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels, which is maintained… …   Universalium

  • coloration — colorational, adj. colorationally, adv. /kul euh ray sheuhn/, n. appearance with regard to color arrangement or use of colors; coloring: the bold coloration of some birds. [1605 15; COLOR + ATION] * * * ▪ biology Introduction       in biology,… …   Universalium

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