Desmoscolex

noun Des·mo·sco·lex \ˌdezməˈskōˌleks\

Definition of Desmoscolex

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of desmoscolex

New Latin, from desm- + -scolex


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