oligochaete

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noun ol·i·go·chaete \ ˈä-li-gō-ˌkēt , 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

oligochaete

adjective

Origin and Etymology of oligochaete

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


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