Terebella

noun Ter·e·bel·la \ˌterəˈbelə\

Definition of Terebella

  1. :  a genus of tube-forming marine polychaete worms with horseshoe-shaped preoral lobe, many filamentous tentacles, several pairs of segmental gills, and reduced parapodia that is type of a family Terebellidae of nearly cosmopolitan distribution

terebellid

adjective or noun

terebelloid

\-ˌlȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of terebella

New Latin, from diminutive of Latin terebra borer, gimlet — more at terebra


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