from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Gephyrea, typical of the family Phoronidæ.
- n. [lowercase] A worm of the genus Phoronis. See cut at Actinotrocha.
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