oligochaete

noun
ol·​i·​go·​chaete | \ ˈä-li-gō-ˌkēt How to pronounce oligochaete (audio) , ˈō-; ə-ˈli-gə- \

Definition of oligochaete

: any of a class or order (Oligochaeta) of hermaphroditic terrestrial or aquatic annelids (such as an earthworm) that lack a specialized head

Other Words from oligochaete

oligochaete adjective

First Known Use of oligochaete

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oligochaete

New Latin Oligochaeta, ultimately from Greek olig- + chaitē long hair

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“Oligochaete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oligochaete. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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