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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Red-blooded worms.
  • Invertebrate animals that have red blood; the first class of articulated animals, divided into Tubicolœ, Dorsibranchiata, and Abranchia.
  • In Milne-Edwards's classification, a similar group of worms, divided into Suctoria, Terricolœ, Tubicolœ, and Errantes.
  • In Gegenbaur's system, a prime division of Annulata (itself a class of Vermes), composed of two groups, Oligochœta and Chœtopoda.
  • A synonym, more or less exact, of Annelida (which see).

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