chaetognath
noun Etymology: New Latin Chaetognatha, class or phylum name, ultimately from Greek chaitē + gnathos jaw — more at -gnathous Date: circa 1889 arrowwormchaetognath adjective

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  • chaetognath — n. any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth. Syn: arrowworm. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaetognath — Ch[ae] tog*nath, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Ch[ae]tognatha. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaetognath — [kē′täg nath΄] n. [< ModL: see CHAETO & GNATHOUS] ARROWWORM …   English World dictionary

  • chaetognath — n. any dart shaped worm of the phylum Chaetognatha, usu. living among marine plankton, and having a head with external thorny teeth. Etymology: mod.L Chaetognatha f. Gk khaite long hair + gnathos jaw * * * noun any worm of the Chaetognatha;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaetognath — /kee tog nath , teuhg /, n. 1. any animal of the phylum Chaetognatha, comprising the arrowworms. adj. 2. Also, chaetognathan /kee tog neuh theuhn/, chaetognathous. belonging or pertaining to the Chaetognatha. [1885 90; < NL Chaetognatha, neut. pl …   Universalium

  • chaetognath — noun Any of several marine worms of the phylum Chaetognatha …   Wiktionary

  • chaetognath — chae·tog·nath …   English syllables

  • chaetognath — chae•tog•nath [[t]ˈki tɒgˌnæθ, təg [/t]] n. 1) ivt any invertebrate of the phylum Chaetognatha, comprising the arrowworms 2) ivt Also, chae•tog•na•than [[t]kiˈtɒg nə θən[/t]] belonging or pertaining to the chaetognaths • Etymology: 1885–90; <… …   From formal English to slang

  • Chaetognatha — Arrow worms Temporal range: Lower Cambrian–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Amiskwia — Taxobox name = Amiskwia regnum = Animalia phylum = incertae sedis genus = Amiskwia species = A. sagittiformis binomial = Amiskwia sagittiformis Amiskwia is a small, soft bodied invertebrate of unknown affinity known from fossils of the Middle… …   Wikipedia

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