Onychophora

Onychophora

On`y*choph"o*ra\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ?, ?, a claw + ?.] (Zo["o]l.) Malacopoda.
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onychophora

noun
enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids 
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