Aeolosoma

noun

Ae·​o·​lo·​so·​ma
ˌē-ə-lə-ˈsō-mə
: a nearly cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Aeolosomatidae) comprising minute aquatic oligochaete worms with large prostomia and usually with bright-colored oil globules in the integument
aeolosomatid
¦ē-ə-lə-¦sō-mə-təd
adjective or noun
aeolosomid
¦ē-ə-lə-¦sō-məd
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aiólos "quick-moving, glittering" + New Latin -o- -o- + -soma -soma

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aeolosoma was in 1845

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“Aeolosoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aeolosoma. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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