from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Red-blooded worms.
- Invertebrate animals that have red blood; the first class of articulated animals, divided into Tubicolœ, Dorsibranchiata, and Abranchia.
- In Milne-Edwards's classification, a similar group of worms, divided into Suctoria, Terricolœ, Tubicolœ, and Errantes.
- In Gegenbaur's system, a prime division of Annulata (itself a class of Vermes), composed of two groups, Oligochœta and Chœtopoda.
- A synonym, more or less exact, of Annelida (which see).
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In their dark fractures huge crustacea, perched upon their high claws like some war-machine, watched us with fixed eyes, and under our feet crawled various kinds of annelides.
They have preserved in abundance the remains of foraminifera, corals, crinoids, molluscs, annelides, crustaceans, fishes, and other organisms of undoubtedly marine habitat, which must have lived and died in the places where their traces remain still visible.
It was a palm grove, surging up between the rocks, but the rocks were only pebbles, and the palm trees, -- annelides of the sea, -- were simply worms holding themselves in upright immovability.
Among these were four previously unknown species of mammiferous animals, forty-five of fishes, thirty of reptiles, besides rare kinds of molluscs, polypes, annelides, &c., &c.
_annelides_, a division of articulate animals, characterized by an elongated body, formed of numerous rings or annular segments, multiply by spontaneous division.