Definition of Echiuroidea
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of echiuroidea
New Latin, from Echiurus + -oidea
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