echiuroid

echiuroid

[ek-ee-yoor-oid]
noun
1.
any wormlike invertebrate of the phylum Echiuroidea, found in sand and mud of tropical and subtropical seas, having at the mouth a ciliated, often elongated prostomium.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Echiuroidea.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Echiuroidea; see echiurid, -oidea

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