Tomopteris

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Tomopteris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tomopteris. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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