: a genus (the type of the family Desmoscolecidae) that comprises minute marine worms having a globular head with four movable setae and a ringed pseudosegmented body and being usually considered highly specialized nematodes

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New Latin, from desm- + -scolex

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“Desmoscolex.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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