Definitions of annelid
  1. noun
    worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
    synonyms: annelid worm, segmented worm
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    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
    a segmented marine worm with bright red body; often used for bait
    Hirudo medicinalis, medicinal leech
    large European freshwater leech formerly used for bloodletting
    any of several large freshwater leeches
    type of:
    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
  2. adjective
    relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
    synonyms: annelidan
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