Archioligochaeta

plural noun Ar·chi·oligochaeta

Definition of Archioligochaeta

in some classifications

  1. :  a division of Oligochaeta comprising relatively small aquatic worms of few segments that reproduce vegetatively by fission as well as by sexual means (as members of the genera Aeolosoma, Nais, and Dero) — compare limicolae, microdrili

archioligochaete

\+ ¦-\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of archioligochaeta

New Latin, from archi- + Oligochaeta


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