: having no distinct or recognizable nervous system

Word History


New Latin cryptoneurus, from crypt- + -neurus (from Greek neuron nerve)

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryptoneurous was in 1882

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“Cryptoneurous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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