lumbricine
adj. [L. lumbricus, earthworm]
(ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta)
Having 4 pairs of setae per segment as in earthworms of the family Lumbricidae; see perichaetine.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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