plural noun
Sed·​en·​tar·​ia | \ ˌsedᵊn‧ˈta(a)rēə \

Definition of Sedentaria

in some classifications
: a division of Polychaeta comprising sedentary usually tube-dwelling worms with reduced parapodia and sense organs and typically with highly developed filamentous anterior respiratory organs or gills — compare errantia , sabellaria

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New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of sedentarius sedentary

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“Sedentaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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