Worm-shell
Worm-shell Worm"-shell`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of Vermetus. [1913 Webster]

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  • worm shell — noun : a shell of Vermetus or a related genus * * * worm shell, 1. the shell of any one of a family of gastropod mollusks, in the young animal regularly conic and spiral, but later having whorls separate, and often crooked or contorted, with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm shell — ▪ gastropod family       any marine snail of the family Vermetidae (subclass Prosobranchia, class Gastropoda). The shell of these snails consists of an irregularly coiled, narrow tube that resembles a worm. Most species of both families live… …   Universalium

  • worm —   Ko e, ilo.   See army worm, bristle worm, cutworm, maggot, measuring worm, pinworm.     Annelid worm, muiona.     Small worm in sand, moeone.     Worm offal, popopo.     Worm eaten, huhuhu.     A worm shell, po apo ai …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • worm tube — noun 1. : the membranous shell like tube made by many marine worms; also : such a tube when fossilized 2. : worm 6d(2) * * * worm tube noun The twisted shell or tube produced by several marine worms • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Velvet worm — Taxobox name = Onychophora fossil range = Cambrian – Recent image width = 250px image caption = Velvet worm regnum = Animalia phylum = Onychophora phylum authority = Grube, 1853 subdivision ranks = Extant families subdivision = Peripatidae… …   Wikipedia

  • Parasitic worm — See also Parasitic worm (disambiguation) Parasitic worms or helminths are a division of eukaroytic parasites that, unlike external parasites such as lice and fleas, live inside their host.cite journal |author=Maizels RM, Yazdanbakhsh M… …   Wikipedia

  • Screw worm — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Shell Grotto — There is also a Shell Grotto in Margate.The Shell Grotto (sometimes called the Shell Hermitage) is a late 18th century stone built, slate roofed grotto decorated with shells and animal bones on the interior. It stands on a prominent ridge 700 ft… …   Wikipedia

  • Screw shell — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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