Ter·​e·​bel·​la | \ ˌterəˈbelə \

Definition of Terebella

: a genus of tube-forming marine polychaete worms with horseshoe-shaped preoral lobe, many filamentous tentacles, several pairs of segmental gills, and reduced parapodia that is type of a family Terebellidae of nearly cosmopolitan distribution

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Other Words from Terebella

terebellid \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗lə̇d \ adjective or noun
terebelloid \ -​ˌlȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Terebella

New Latin, from diminutive of Latin terebra borer, gimlet

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“Terebella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Terebella. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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