Scolecida

plural noun
Sco·​lec·​i·​da | \ skōˈlesədə \

Definition of Scolecida

in some classifications
: a phylum or other major division of Metazoa that comprises triploblastic bilaterally symmetrical invertebrate animals lacking a true coelom and having nonstriated musculature, a nonmetameric nervous system, and a primitive or no circulatory system and that includes Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Acanthocephala, Gastrotricha, Rotifera, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Kinorhyncha, and Entoprocta — compare aschelminthes

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New Latin, from scolec- + -ida

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“Scolecida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scolecida. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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