noun Etymology: New Latin Pogonophora, from Greek pōgōnophora, neuter plural of pōgōnophoros wearing a beard, from pōgōn beard + -phoros -phore Date: 1963 any of a phylum (Pogonophora) of marine wormlike animals of uncertain systematic relationships that live in chitinous tubes on the floor of deep seas, have obscure segmentation, and lack a mouth and digestive tract • pogonophoran adjective

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  • pogonophoran — noun slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom • Syn: ↑beard worm • Hypernyms: ↑worm • Member Holonyms: ↑Pogonophora, ↑phylum Pogonophora * * * ˌpōgəˈnäfərən …   Useful english dictionary

  • pogonophoran — /poh geuh nof euhr euhn/, n. any member of the small phylum Pogonophora, slender tentacled animals having a tubelike outer covering, living on the deep ocean bottom. Also called beard worm. [ < NL Pogonophor(a) phylum name (Gk pogono , comb. form …   Universalium

  • pogonophoran — 1. noun Any marine, wormlike invertebrate of the phylum Pogonophora 2. adjective Characteristic of these creatures …   Wiktionary

  • pogonophoran — po·go·noph·o·ran …   English syllables

  • beard worm — noun slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom • Syn: ↑pogonophoran • Hypernyms: ↑worm • Member Holonyms: ↑Pogonophora, ↑phylum Pogonophora * * * Zool. pogonophoran. [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tube worm — I. noun : an annelid worm (as a serpulid) building and living in a tube II. noun : a pogonophoran and especially an extremely large one that is found near deep ocean hydrothermal vents * * * tube worm noun A worm that makes a tube to inhabit • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tube worm — noun Date: circa 1819 a worm that lives in a tube: as a. any of various polychaetes or oligochaetes b. (1) pogonophoran (2) vestimentiferan …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pogonophorous — See pogonophoran. * * * …   Universalium

  • beard worm — Zool. pogonophoran. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

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