noun Etymology: New Latin Echiuroidea or Echiura, ultimately from Greek echis viper + oura tail Date: circa 1889 any of a phylum (Echiura syn. Echiuroidea) of marine worms of uncertain taxonomic affinities that have a sensitive but nonretractile proboscis above the mouth

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  • echiuroid — /ek ee yoor oyd/, n. 1. any wormlike invertebrate of the phylum Echiuroidea, found in sand and mud of tropical and subtropical seas, having at the mouth a ciliated, often elongated prostomium. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Echiuroidea.… …   Universalium

  • echiuroid — ech·i·u·roid …   English syllables

  • echiuroid — I. u̇ˌrȯid noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Echiuroidea : one of the Echiuroidea II. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : of or relating to the Echiuroidea …   Useful english dictionary

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  • echiurus — ˌekēˈyu̇rəs noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Greek echis viper + New Latin urus : a common genus (the type of the family Echiuridae) of echiuroid worms compare echiuroidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • urechis — ˈyu̇rəkə̇s, yəˈrek noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from ur (II) + Greek echis viper more at echis : a genus (the type of the family Urechidae) of large echiuroid worms which are common in mud along the Cal …   Useful english dictionary

  • ech|i|u|roid — «EHK ee YUR oyd», adjective, noun. –adj. of or belonging to a group of marine worms related to the sipunculids. –n. an echiuroid worm. ╂[< New Latin Echiuroidea the phylum name < Greek échis viper + our tail] …   Useful english dictionary

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