|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|
|2.||of, relating to, or belonging to the Annelida|
|[C19: from New Latin Annelida, from French annelés, literally: the ringed ones, from Old French annel ring, from Latin ānellus, from ānulus ring]|
|annelid (ān'ə-lĭd) Pronunciation Key
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).