Aeolosoma

noun Ae·o·lo·so·ma \ˌē-ə-lə-ˈsō-mə\

Definition of Aeolosoma

  1. :  a nearly cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Aeolosomatidae) comprising minute aquatic oligochaete worms with large prostomia and usually with bright-colored oil globules in the integument

aeolosomatid

\¦ē-ə-lə-¦sō-mə-təd\ adjective or noun

aeolosomid

\¦ē-ə-lə-¦sō-məd\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of aeolosoma

borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aiólos “quick-moving, glittering” + New Latin -o- -o- + -soma -soma


First Known Use: 1845


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