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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of Gephyrea, typical of the family Phoronidæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A worm of the genus Phoronis. See cut at Actinotrocha.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.

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