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[suh-lee-nuh-gas-ter, -len-uh-] /səˈli nəˌgæs tər, -ˈlɛn ə-/
noun, Zoology
any of a group of wormlike mollusks, class Solenogastres (formerly Aplacophora), inhabiting deep ocean layers and having fine limy spicules on the covering mantle.
Also called aplacophoran.
Origin of solenogaster
< New Latin, equivalent to soleno- (combining form of Greek sōlḗn pipe, channel; see -o-) + -gaster < Greek gastḗr paunch, belly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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