Arenicola

noun

Ar·​e·​nic·​o·​la
ˌarəˈnikələ
: a genus of stout-bodied burrowing polychaete worms comprising the lugworms
arenicolid
-ələ̇d
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin hareni-, areni- (from harena, arena sand) + -cola inhabitant

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“Arenicola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arenicola. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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