intraclitellian love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the ducts of the testes opening in, and not before or behind, the clitellum, as certain terricolous annelids or earthworms.
  • n. An earthworm having this structure.
  • n. Perrier divided earthworms into three groups:
  • n. Preclitellians (e. g. Lumbricus), where the male pores are situated in front of the clitellum;
  • n. Intraclitellians (e. g. Eudrilus), where the male pores are within the clitellum; and
  • n. Postclitellians (e. g. Perichæta), where the male pores open behind the clitellum.


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