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annelid

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noun an·ne·lid \ˈa-nə-ˌlid\

Definition of annelid

  1. :  any of a phylum (Annelida) of usually elongated segmented coelomate invertebrates (as earthworms and leeches)

annelid adjective
annelidanplay \ə-ˈne-lə-dən, a-\ adjective or noun


Origin of annelid

ultimately from Latin anellus little ring — more at annulet


First Known Use: 1813


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