: a common widely distributed genus (the type of the family Glyceridae) of usually brightly colored burrowing marine polychaete worms having simple parapodia and an extremely large introvert armed with four chitinous jaws suggestive of hooks
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from Latin Glycera (feminine proper name)

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“Glycera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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