clitellum

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noun cli·tel·lum \klī-ˈte-ləm\

Definition of clitellum

plural

clitella

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  1. :  a thickened glandular section of the body wall of some annelids that secretes a viscid sac in which the eggs are deposited

Origin and Etymology of clitellum

New Latin, alteration of Latin clitellae packsaddle


First Known Use: 1839



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