Polynoidae

plural noun
Pol·​y·​noi·​dae | \ ˌpäləˈnȯi(ˌ)dē, pəˌlinəˈwī(ˌ)dē \

Definition of Polynoidae

: a family of marine polychaete worms having the back covered with two rows of scales

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History and Etymology for Polynoidae

New Latin, from Polynoe, type genus (from Greek Polynoē, a sea nymph) + -idae

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“Polynoidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polynoidae. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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