Syllidae

plural noun
Syl·​li·​dae | \ ˈsiləˌdē \

Definition of Syllidae

: a large family of small free-swimming polychaete worms related to the Nereidae but usually reproducing by asexual budding

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History and Etymology for Syllidae

New Latin, from Syllis, type genus + -idae

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“Syllidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Syllidae. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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