segmented worm

DEFINITIONS OF: segmented worm

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n worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally

Synonyms:
annelid, annelid worm
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archiannelid
small primitive marine worm lacking external segmentation and resembling polychaete larvae
oligochaete, oligochaete worm
hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm
chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech
carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
angleworm, crawler, dew worm, earthworm, fishing worm, fishworm, nightcrawler, nightwalker, red worm, wiggler
terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
lobworm, lug, lugworm
marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
sea mouse
any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
bloodworm
a segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait
Hirudo medicinalis, medicinal leech
large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting
horseleech
any of several large freshwater leeches
Type of:
worm
any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
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