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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Origin and Etymology of desmoscolex
New Latin, from desm- + -scolex
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