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Definitions for polychaete
ˈpɒl ɪˌkitpo·ly·chaete

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polychaete, polychete, polychaete worm, polychete wormnoun

    chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles

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  1. Polychaete

    Polychaeta () is a paraphyletic class of generally marine annelid worms, commonly called bristle worms or polychaetes (). Each body segment has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia that bear many bristles, called chaetae, which are made of chitin. More than 10,000 species are described in this class. Common representatives include the lugworm (Arenicola marina) and the sandworm or clam worm Alitta. Polychaetes as a class are robust and widespread, with species that live in the coldest ocean temperatures of the abyssal plain, to forms which tolerate the extremely high temperatures near hydrothermal vents. Polychaetes occur throughout the Earth's oceans at all depths, from forms that live as plankton near the surface, to a 2- to 3-cm specimen (still unclassified) observed by the robot ocean probe Nereus at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest known spot in the Earth's oceans. Only 168 species (less than 2% of all polychaetes) are known from fresh waters.

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  1. polychaete

    A polychaete is a type of marine worm that belongs to the class Polychaeta in the phylum Annelida, characterized by the presence of numerous bristle-covered appendages known as parapodia. These segmented worms can be found in various environments worldwide, ranging from extreme deep-sea to freshwater habitats. Polychaetes vary greatly in size and appearance, and include species that are free-living, burrow-dwelling, or tube-dwelling.

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  1. Polychaete

    The Polychaeta or polychaetes are a class of annelid worms, generally marine. Each body segment has a pair of fleshy protrusions called parapodia that bear many bristles, called chaetae, which are made of chitin. Indeed, polychaetes are sometimes referred to as bristle worms. More than 10,000 species are described in this class. Common representatives include the lugworm and the sandworm or clam worm Nereis. Polychaetes as a class are robust and widespread, with species that live in the coldest ocean temperatures of the abyssal plain, to forms which tolerate the extreme high temperatures near hydrothermal vents. Polychaetes occur throughout the Earth's oceans at all depths, from forms that live as plankton near the surface, to a 2–3 cm specimen observed by the robot ocean probe Nereus at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the Earth's oceans. Only 168 species are known from freshwaters.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polychaete in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polychaete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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