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  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. polychetenoun

    Any of many annelid worms, of the class Polychaeta, such as the lugworm; they have a segmented body with pairs of bristles on each segment

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  1. polychete

    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. polychete

    A polychaete is a type of marine worm that is categorized under the class Polychaeta in the phylum Annelida. They are typically characterized by their bristle-like appendages - called parapodia - which are used for movement and respiration. Polychaetes can be found in both free-living and sedentary (tubed dwelling) forms and are incredibly diverse in terms of size, shape, color, and habitat.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polychete in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polychete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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