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- noun Any of many
annelid worms, of the class Polychaeta, such as the lugworm; they have a segmentedbody with pairs of bristleson each segment.
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- noun chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
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A paper in last week's Science1 was about the temperature tolerance of the polychete worm Paralvinella sulfincola that lives near deep-sea hydrothermal vents.