Polycladida

plural noun

Poly·​clad·​i·​da
ˌpälēˈkladədə,
-lə̇ˈk-
: an order of Turbellaria comprising broad flattened often brightly colored marine flatworms in which the alimentary tract has many primary branches radiating from a central cavity, the ovaries and testes are numerous, and no vitellarium is developed

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Polycladus, type genus (from Greek polyklados with many branches, from poly- + klados sprout, branch, twig) + New Latin -ida

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“Polycladida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polycladida. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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