plural noun
Ne·oligochaeta | \ (¦)nē+ \

Definition of Neoligochaeta 

in some classifications

: a division of Oligochaeta comprising relatively large complex chiefly terrestrial worms that ordinarily reproduce only by sexual means (as those of the genera Lumbricus, Allolobophora, and Megascolex) — compare earthworm, megadrili , terricolae

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Other words from Neoligochaeta

neoligochaete \"+ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Neoligochaeta

New Latin, from ne- + Oligochaeta

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