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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History and Etymology for Phyllodocidae

New Latin, from Phyllodoce, type genus + -idae

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“Phyllodocidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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