Enchytraeus

noun En·chy·trae·us \-ēəs\

Definition of Enchytraeus

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of enchytraeus

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


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