polychete definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various annelid worms of this class Polychaeta, including mostly marine worms for instance the lugworm, and characterized by fleshy paired appendages tipped with bristles for each human anatomy segment.
    • any one of many annelid worms, associated with class Polychaeta, for instance the lugworm; they will have a segmented body with sets of bristles for each section.
    • chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles

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