: a genus of small white worms (family Enchytraeidae) comprising both terrestrial and aquatic forms, often found in sewage filters, and widely propagated as food for aquarium fishes

Word History


New Latin, from en- entry 2 + Greek chytraios of earthenware, from chytra earthen pot, from chein to pour

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“Enchytraeus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Enchytraeus. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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