Priapuloidea

plural noun Pri·ap·u·loi·dea \prīˌapyəˈlȯidēə\

Definition of Priapuloidea

  1. :  a group of marine worms of obscure position that are classed as a division of Gephyrea and that somewhat resemble the Sipunculoidea from which they are distinguished by the absence of tentacles and usually by the presence of caudal gills

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Origin and Etymology of priapuloidea

New Latin, from Priapulus, genus of marine worms (from priapus phallus + -ulus -ule) + -oidea


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