: 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

Word History


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

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“Perichaetine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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