Gephyrea

plural noun Ge·phyr·ea \jəˈfirēə, ˌjefəˈrēə\

Definition of Gephyrea

  1. :  a probably artificial group of marine worms variously regarded as a phylum or as a class of Annelida, including Echiuroidea, Sipunculoidea, and Priapuloidea, and comprising worms that are unsegmented as adults and have coeloms and separate sexes and typically a single pair of nephridia

gephyrean

\jəˈfirēən, ¦jefə¦rēən\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of gephyrea

New Latin, from Greek gephyra bridge; perhaps akin to Armenian kamurj bridge


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