from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of an order (Nemertina) of soft unsegmented marine worms having an eversible threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as nemertean.

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

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


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  • As examples, there is an endemic nemertine worm (Geonenertes rodericana) in the damp woods of Rodrigues, and a swallowtail butterfly (Pailio manlius) is endemic to the Black River Gorge on Mauritius.

    Mascarene forests

  • Presence of spine-like protective structures and stalked eyes and absence of a proboscis do not support a nemertine affinity for this animal.

    Down with phyla! (episode II) - The Panda's Thumb


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