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pogonophoran

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noun po·go·noph·o·ran \ˌpō-gə-ˈnä-fə-rən\

Definition of pogonophoran

  1. :  any of a phylum (Pogonophora) of marine wormlike animals of uncertain systematic relationships that live in chitinous tubes on the floor of deep seas, have obscure segmentation, and lack a mouth and digestive tract

pogonophoran adjective


Origin of pogonophoran

New Latin Pogonophora, from Greek pōgōnophora, neuter plural of pōgōnophoros wearing a beard, from pōgōn beard + -phoros -phore


First Known Use: 1963


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