from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the small, wormlike marine animals of the phylum Phoronida, inhabiting a chitinous tube and having a U-shaped digestive tract.
- adj. Of or belonging to the phylum Phoronida.
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- n. Any hermaphroditic wormlike marine animals of the phylum Phoronida; the horseshoe worms
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- n. hermaphrodite wormlike animal living in mud of the sea bottom
From New Latin Phorōnida, phylum name, from Phorōnis, type genus, probably from Latin, Phoronean, Argive (name of Io, priestess of Argos), from Phorōneus, son of Inachus, king of Argos, from Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)