ribbon worm


Examples of ribbon worm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tully has been compared to gastropods (slugs and snails), conodonts (an extinct group of jawless vertebrates), polychaetes (segmented marine worms), nemerteans (ribbon worms), and nectocarids (a squid-like Cambrian organism) in the ensuing decades. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 25 Apr. 2023 Researchers at the Downeast Institute, a marine research lab and education center, say the highest risk to these clams is predators such as the invasive green crab and milky ribbon worm, which are thriving in the Gulf of Maine’s warming waters. Washington Post, 25 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ribbon worm was in 1855

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“Ribbon worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ribbon%20worm. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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