perichaetine

adjective
peri·​chae·​tine

Definition of perichaetine

: having numerous setae arranged about each segment in a ring usually interrupted dorsally and ventrally and in a distribution characteristic of a common genus (Perichaeta) of earthworms — compare lumbricine

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History and Etymology for perichaetine

New Latin Perichaeta, genus of earthworms (from peri- + -chaeta) + English -ine

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“Perichaetine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perichaetine. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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