plural noun

: an order of Nemertea (class Enopla) comprising short thick-bodied forms with a large posterior sucker and no eyes or cerebral organ see malacobdella

Word History


New Latin, from bdell- + Nemertea

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“Bdellonemertea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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