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annelid

[an-l-id] /ˈæn l ɪd/
noun
1.
any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Annelida.
Also, annelidan
[uh-nel-i-dn] /əˈnɛl ɪ dn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; see Annelida
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British Dictionary definitions for annelids

annelid

/ˈænəlɪd/
noun
1.
any worms of the phylum Annelida, in which the body is divided into segments both externally and internally. The group includes the earthworms, lugworm, ragworm, and leeches
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Annelida
Derived Forms
annelidan (əˈnɛlɪdən) noun, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Annelida, from French annelés, literally: the ringed ones, from Old French annel ring, from Latin ānellus, from ānulus ring
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Word Origin and History for annelids

annelid

n.

"segmented worm," 1834, from French annélide, source of the phylum name Annelida, coined in Modern Latin 1801 by French naturalist J.B.P. Lamarck (1744-1829), from annelés "ringed ones" (from Latin anulus "little ring," a diminutive of anus; see anus) + Greek eidos "form, shape" (see -oid).

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annelids in Science
annelid
  (ān'ə-lĭd)   
Any of various worms or wormlike animals of the phylum Annelida, characterized by an elongated, cylindrical body divided into ringlike segments. Most annelids have movable bristles called setae, and include earthworms, leeches, and polychetes (marine worms).
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