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

  • n. Any of various wormlike marine invertebrates of the phylum Pogonophora that grow in upright chitin tubes, usually at depths greater than 100 meters (330 feet), have tentacles attached to the head region, and lack a digestive system.

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  • n. Any marine, wormlike invertebrate of the phylum Pogonophora
  • adj. Characteristic of these creatures

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

  • n. slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom


From New Latin Pōgōnophora, phylum name : Greek pōgōn, beard + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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