Definition of oligochaete
: any of a class or order (Oligochaeta) of hermaphroditic terrestrial or aquatic annelids (as an earthworm) that lack a specialized head
Origin of oligochaete
New Latin Oligochaeta, ultimately from Greek olig- + chaitē long hair
First Known Use: 1896
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