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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A group of unseg-mented vermiform animals having an anterior and a posterior terminal opening of the alimentary canal, the central nervous system not separated from the ectoderm, and the renal and reproductive organs entirely separate from the body-cavity. They are marine animals found in the sand and mud of the North Sea. The sexes are separate and the development is unknown. It contains the single family Priapulid√¶.


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