Microscolex

noun
Mi·​cro·​scolex

Definition of Microscolex

: a genus of earthworms containing a species (M. phosphoreus) native to South America but now widely distributed that is sometimes highly luminescent and gives a greenish yellow light resembling that of a glowworm

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History and Etymology for Microscolex

New Latin, from micr- + -scolex

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

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