oligochaete


ol·i·go·chaete

noun \-ˌkēt\

Definition of OLIGOCHAETE

:  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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