American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small, chiefly freshwater turbellarian flatworms of the order Tricladida, having soft, broad, ciliated bodies, a three-branched digestive cavity, and the ability to regenerate body parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Flat, as a turbellarian; belonging to the Planarida or Dendrocœla. See cut under Dendrocœla.
- n. A member of the suborder Planarida.
- n. Any of various freshwater flatworms, of the family Planariidae, especially of the genus Planaria.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the Planarida, or Dendrocœla; any turbellarian worm.
- n. free-swimming mostly freshwater flatworms; popular in laboratory studies for the ability to regenerate lost parts
- From New Latin planaria (from Late Latin planarius ("lying on a plane"), from Latin planum) + -an (Wiktionary)
- From New Latin Plānāria, genus name, from feminine of Late Latin plānārius, on level ground, from plānus, flat; see pelə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And now for something completely different: the land planarian Bipalium adventitium.”
“As usual, I was looking for slugs and snails and there was this planarian crawling around the roots of a tree.”
“I have selected an unfortunate earthworm from the backyard and will be giving it to the planarian soon.”
“Here is a picture I took in the field; the planarian was still on the underside of the log.”
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“The planarian hasn't eaten for at least about 50 hours.”
“In this picture, the planarian was probably ~4 cm long.”
“Irina adds a piece of flair that looks kind of like a sparkly planarian worm to a baby blue top.”
“Wait, it's not hair, it's planarian flatworms, squirming with an earthy taste oozing down your throat.”
“I was keeping the planarian alive for another science project.”
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