Ae·​o·​lo·​so·​ma | \ ˌē-ə-lə-ˈsō-mə \

Definition of Aeolosoma

: 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

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Other Words from Aeolosoma

aeolosomatid \ ¦ē-​ə-​lə-​¦sō-​mə-​təd \ adjective or noun
aeolosomid \ ¦ē-​ə-​lə-​¦sō-​məd \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Aeolosoma

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aeolosoma

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

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“Aeolosoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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