Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various unsegmented chiefly carnivorous worms of the phylum Nemertea (or Nemertini) that have a long, often brightly colored body with an extensible proboscis and typically live in the sea or in the mud of the intertidal zone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the Nemertea, or having their characters.
  • noun A worm of the class Nemertea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Nemertina.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several unsegmented, brightly-coloured worms, of the phylum Nemertea; the ribbon worms

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Nēmertēs, type genus, from Greek, name of a Nereid.]

Examples

  • Other predators include crayfish, turbellarians, and nemertean worms.

    Nematoda

  • I don't know much about nemertean biology, so I looked them up in my old edition of Barnes' Invertebrate Biology.

    A very long worm in any case

  • The ecoregion has witnessed the recent extinction of many endemic species, including the Bermuda spike rush (Eloecharis bermudiana) and the only endemic nemertean, Pantinonemertes agricola.

    Bermuda subtropical conifer forests

  • There is also one potentially endemic spider, 11 endemic terrestrial mollusks, and one (now-extinct) endemic nemertean, Pantinonemertes agricola.

    Bermuda subtropical conifer forests

  • In the deep sea live some of the most bizarre and highly adapted creatures on the planet Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • In the deep sea live some of the most bizarre and highly adapted creatures on the planet Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • In the deep sea live some of the most bizarre and highly adapted creatures on the planet Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • In the deep sea live some of the most bizarre and highly adapted creatures on the planet Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • In the deep sea live some of the most bizarre and highly adapted creatures on the planet Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • In the deep sea live some of the most bizarre and highly adapted creatures on the planet Three-foot nemertean worms and carnivorous sea stars prowl the Antarctic in search of flesh

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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