: a genus of nemertine worms (order Hoplonemertea) with rudimentary proboscis and a single stylet that are parasitic on the gills and eggs of crabs

Word History


New Latin, from carcin- + Nemertes, genus of worms, from Greek Nēmertēs daughter of Nereus

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“Carcinonemertes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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