plural noun
Chae·​top·​o·​da | \ kēˈtäpədə \

Definition of Chaetopoda

in many classifications
: a major division (usually a class) of annelid worms containing the Polychaeta and Oligochaeta as subdivisions

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Other Words from Chaetopoda

chaetopodan \ -​dən , -​dᵊn \ adjective
chaetopodous \ -​dəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Chaetopoda

New Latin, from chaet- + -poda

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“Chaetopoda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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