Echiuroidea

plural noun

Ech·​i·​u·​roi·​dea
ˌekēyəˈrȯidēə
: a group of marine worms of obscure position though commonly classed as a division of Gephyrea and distinguished by a sensitive but nonretractile proboscis overlying the mouth which in some forms (as some worms of the genus Bonellia) may attain great size

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Echiurus + -oidea

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“Echiuroidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Echiuroidea. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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