Definition of nemertean
: any of a phylum (Nemertea syn. Rhynchocoela) of often vividly colored usually long dorsoventrally flattened marine worms that typically burrow in the mud or sand along seacoasts —called also ribbon worm
Origin of nemertean
ultimately from Greek Nēmertēs Nemertes, one of the Nereids
First Known Use: 1861
Rhymes with nemertean
Aeschylean, Anacreon, apogean, Aramaean, Atlantean, Caribbean, Cerberean, cyclopean, Damoclean, empyrean, European, Galilean, Hasmonaean, Herculean, Idumaean, Ituraean, Jacobean, kallikrein, Maccabean, Manichaean, Mycenaean, nepenthean, panacean, perigean, Sadducean, Sisyphean, Tacitean, Tennessean, Typhoean
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