from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Gephyrea, typical of the family Phoronidæ.
  • n. [lowercase] A worm of the genus Phoronis. See cut at Actinotrocha.


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