sa·​bel·​la | \ səˈbelə \

Definition of sabella

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Sabellidae) of tube-dwelling marine polychaete worms with the prostomial palps modified into semicircular plumose gills
2 plural -s : any worm of the genus Sabella

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Other Words from sabella

sabelliform \ -​ləˌfȯrm \ adjective
sabelloid \ səˈbeˌlȯid , ˈsabəˌl-​ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for sabella

New Latin, from Latin sabulum sand + New Latin -ella

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“Sabella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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