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

Word History


New Latin, from Greek tomos slice, section + pteris fern; from its fernlike shape

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“Tomopteris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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