plural noun
Cap·​i·​tel·​li·​dae | \ ˌkapəˈteləˌdē \

Definition of Capitellidae

: a widely distributed family of polychaete worms that resemble the terrestrial oligochaetes in the simplicity of their structure

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History and Etymology for Capitellidae

New Latin, from Capitella, type genus (alteration of Late Latin capitellum small head) + -idae

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“Capitellidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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