Phyllodocidae

plural noun Phyl·lo·doc·i·dae \ ˌfiləˈdäsəˌdē \

Definition of Phyllodocidae

: a cosmopolitan family of elongated active polychaete worms with broad leaflike cirri, several prostonial tentacles, and one or two pairs of eyes

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Origin and Etymology of phyllodocidae

New Latin, from Phyllodoce, type genus + -idae


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