cryptoneurous

adjective
cryp·to·neu·rous | \¦kriptō¦n(y)u̇rəs\

Definition of cryptoneurous 

: having no distinct or recognizable nervous system

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First Known Use of cryptoneurous

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryptoneurous

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

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