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oligochaete

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noun ol·i·go·chaete \-ˌkēt\

Definition of oligochaete

  1. :  any of a class or order (Oligochaeta) of hermaphroditic terrestrial or aquatic annelids (as an earthworm) that lack a specialized head

oligochaete adjective


Origin of oligochaete

New Latin Oligochaeta, ultimately from Greek olig- + chaitē long hair


First Known Use: 1896


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