pogonophoran

noun
po·​go·​noph·​o·​ran | \ ˌpō-gə-ˈnä-fə-rən How to pronounce pogonophoran (audio) \

Definition of pogonophoran

: any of a phylum (Pogonophora) of marine wormlike animals of uncertain systematic relationships that live in chitinous tubes on the floor of deep seas, have obscure segmentation, and lack a mouth and digestive tract

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pogonophoran adjective

First Known Use of pogonophoran

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pogonophoran

New Latin Pogonophora, from Greek pōgōnophora, neuter plural of pōgōnophoros wearing a beard, from pōgōn beard + -phoros -phore

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The first known use of pogonophoran was in 1963

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“Pogonophoran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pogonophoran. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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