adjective or noun see nemertean

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  • nemertine — emertine n. Any of an order ({Nemertina}) of soft unsegmented marine worms having an eversible threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract. Syn: ribbon worm, nemertean, proboscis worm. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nemertine — nem·er·tine …   English syllables

  • nemertine — noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract • Syn: ↑ribbon worm, ↑nemertean, ↑proboscis worm • Hypernyms: ↑worm • Member Holonyms: ↑Nemertea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nemertean — nemertine /ni merr teen/, adj. /ni merr tee euhn/, n. any member of the invertebrate phylum Nemertea, comprising the ribbon worms. Also called ribbon worm. [1860 65; < NL Nemerte(a), deriv. of Nemertes a genus ( < Gk Nemertés name of a Nereid;… …   Universalium

  • Nemertea — For the Romanian village that bears this name, see Gura Teghii. Nemertea …   Wikipedia

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  • nemertinean — I. adjective see nemertine I II. noun see nemertine II …   Useful english dictionary

  • nemertean — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek Nēmertēs Nemertes, one of the Nereids Date: 1861 any of a phylum (Nemertea syn. Rhynchocoela) of often vividly colored usually long dorsoventrally flattened marine worms that typically burrow in the mud or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Lineus — Taxobox | name = Lineus regnum = Animalia phylum = Nemertea classis = Anopla ordo = Heteronemertea familia = Lineidae genus = Lineus subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = Lineus alborostratus Lineus arenicola Lineus bicolor Lineus bilineatus… …   Wikipedia

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