En·​chy·​trae·​us | \ -ēəs \

Definition of Enchytraeus

: 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

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History and Etymology for Enchytraeus

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 20 Feb. 2020.

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