noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin anellus little ring — more at annulet Date: 1834 any of a phylum (Annelida) of usually elongated segmented coelomate invertebrates (as earthworms and leeches) • annelid adjectiveannelidan adjective or noun

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  • Annelid — An ne*lid, Annelidan An*nel i*dan, a. [F. ann[ e]lide, fr. anneler to arrange in rings, OF. anel a ring, fr. L. anellus a ring, dim. of annulus a ring.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Annelida. n. One of the Annelida. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annelid — (n.) segmented worm, 1834, from Fr. annélide, source of the phylum name Annelida, coined in Modern Latin 1801 by French naturalist J.B.P. Lamarck (1744 1829), from annelés ringed ones (from L. anulus little ring, a dim. of anus; see ANUS (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • annelid — ► NOUN ▪ a worm with a segmented body, such as an earthworm or leech. ORIGIN from Latin annelus small ring …   English terms dictionary

  • annelid — [an′ə lid΄] n. [< ModL < Fr annélide < annelés, ringed < L annellus, dim. of anulus, a ring: see ANNULAR] any of a phylum (Annelida) of roundish, wormlike animals having long, segmented bodies, a brain and ventral nerve cord, and a… …   English World dictionary

  • Annelid — Temporal range: Early Ordovician–Recent[1] …   Wikipedia

  • annelid — /an l id/, n. 1. any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Annelida. Also, annelidan /euh nel i dn/. [1825 35; see ANNELIDA] * * * Any member of… …   Universalium

  • annelid — Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical, segmented body and including the earthworm and leech …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • annelid — 1. noun any of various wormlike animals, of the phylum Annelida, having a segmented body; they include the earthworm and the leech 2. adjective of, or relating to these creatures …   Wiktionary

  • annelid — an·ne·lid (anґə lid) 1. any member of the phylum Annelida. 2. of or pertaining to the phylum Annelida …   Medical dictionary

  • annelid — n. type of segmented worm …   English contemporary dictionary

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