Urechis

noun

Ure·​chis
ˈyu̇rəkə̇s,
yəˈrek-
: a genus (the type of the family Urechidae) of large echiuroid worms which are common in mud along the California seacoast and in which a circulatory system is completely lacking so that the blood corpuscles float free in the coelomic fluid

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Etymology

New Latin, from ur- entry 2 + Greek echis viper

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“Urechis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urechis. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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