cli·​tel·​lum | \ klī-ˈte-ləm How to pronounce clitellum (audio) \
plural clitella\ klī-​ˈte-​lə How to pronounce clitella (audio) \

Definition of clitellum

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

First Known Use of clitellum

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clitellum

New Latin, alteration of Latin clitellae packsaddle

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“Clitellum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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