plural noun

in some classifications
: 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
+ ¦-
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from archi- + Oligochaeta

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“Archioligochaeta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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