Polygordius

noun
Poly·​gor·​di·​us | \ ˌpälēˈgȯ(r)dēəs, -lə̇ˈg-\

Definition of Polygordius

: a genus (the type of the family Polygordiidae) comprising slender cylindrical many-segmented marine annelid worms belonging to the class Archiannelida and having the segmentation externally obscure and the sexes separate

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History and Etymology for Polygordius

New Latin, probably from poly- + Gordius, legendary founder of Phrygia

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