Nereidae

plural noun Ne·re·idae \nə̇ˈrēəˌdē\

Definition of Nereidae

  1. :  a large family of predaceous marine polychaete worms that have an elongated many-segmented body with large complex parapodia on most segments and a well-defined head with paired tentacles and palps, four prostomial eyes, eight peristomial cirri, and large jaws which bite transversely and that include burrowing and free-swimming forms — see nereis

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Origin and Etymology of nereidae

New Latin, from Nereis, type genus + -idae


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