noun To·mop·ter·is \-rə̇s\

Definition of Tomopteris

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Tomopteridae) of transparent free-swimming marine polychaete worms having long deeply divided or forked parapodia

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Origin and Etymology of tomopteris

New Latin, from Greek tomos slice, section + pteris fern; from its fernlike shape — more at tome, pteris

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