Did you mayhaps mean polychaete?
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various annelid worms of the class Polychaeta, including mostly marine worms such as the lugworm, and characterized by fleshy paired appendages tipped with bristles on each body segment.
- n. Any of many annelid worms, of the class Polychaeta, such as the lugworm; they have a segmented body with pairs of bristles on each segment.
- n. chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
- New Latin Polychaeta, class name, from Greek polukhaitēs, with much hair : polu-, poly- + khaitē, long hair. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A paper in last week's Science1 was about the temperature tolerance of the polychete worm Paralvinella sulfincola that lives near deep-sea hydrothermal vents.”
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