polychaete worm

Definitions of polychaete worm
  1. noun
    chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
    synonyms: polychaete, polychete, polychete worm
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    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
    type of:
    annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm
    worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
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