Desmoscolex

noun
Des·​mo·​sco·​lex | \ ˌdezməˈskōˌleks \

Definition of Desmoscolex

: 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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History and Etymology for Desmoscolex

New Latin, from desm- + -scolex

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“Desmoscolex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desmoscolex. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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