chaetognath

chaetognath

n. any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth.
Syn. -- arrowworm.
[WordNet 1.5]

Chae*tog"na*tha

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Ch*tog"na*tha

(?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. hair + jaw.] (Zol) a phylum consisting of the arrowworms, a group of small active transparent free-swimming marine worms, of which the genus Sagitta is the type. They have groups of curved spines on each side of the head.
Syn. -- phylum Chaetognatha.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

 

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