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sipunculid

[sahy-puhng-kyuh-lid]
noun
1.
an invertebrate of the phylum Sipuncula, comprising the peanut worms.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the sipunculids.

Origin:
1885–90; originally a member of the family Sipunculidae < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Sipuncul(us) a genus (Latin: variant of sīphunculus; see siphuncle) + -idae -id2

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sipunculid

noun
small unsegmented marine worm that when disturbed retracts its anterior portion into the body giving the appearance of a peanut [syn: peanut worm
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