aplacophoran
aplacophoran aplacophoran n. 1. one of the {aplacophora}; a deep-water wormlike mollusk lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine limy spicules on the covering mantle.

Syn: solenogaster [WordNet 1.5]


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