lumbricine

adjective

lum·​bri·​cine
ˈləmbrəˌsēn,
-sə̇n
: having an arrangement of setae resembling that in Lumbricus
used of an oligochaete worm that has eight bristles per segment usually arranged in pairs
compare perichaetine

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New Latin Lumbricina

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“Lumbricine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lumbricine. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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