clitellum definition

  • noun:
    • A swollen, glandular, saddlelike area when you look at the epidermis of particular annelid worms, for instance the earthworm, that secretes a viscous substance to form a cocoon for their eggs.
    • A glandular inflammation inside skin of some annelid worms; it secretes a viscous liquid when the eggs are deposited.
    • In zoology, the seat of an annelid, because the earthworm; a peculiar glandular ring around your body, caused by the inflammation and other adjustment of particular portions.

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