Limnodrilus

noun
Lim·​nod·​ri·​lus | \ limˈnädrələs \

Definition of Limnodrilus

: a common genus of the family Tubificidae comprising aquatic oligochaete worms of the eastern U.S.

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History and Etymology for Limnodrilus

New Latin, from limn- + Late Greek drilos leech

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“Limnodrilus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Limnodrilus. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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