Chaetogaster

noun

Chae·​to·​gas·​ter
: a common widely distributed genus of small transparent oligochaete worms (family Naididae) that are parasites on gastropods or free-living in fresh water

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from chaet- + -gaster

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“Chaetogaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chaetogaster. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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