from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various marine annelid tubeworms of the family Siboglinidae (formerly classified in the phylum Pogonophora) that live in deep-sea habitats, often have numerous tentacles, and lack a digestive system, depending on endosymbiotic bacteria for nutrition.
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- noun biology Any marine, wormlike
invertebrateof the phylum Pogonophora
- adjective Characteristic of these creatures
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- noun slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Pōgōnophora, former phylum name : Greek pōgōn, beard + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore.]
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