ETYM French annélide, from anneler to arrange in rings, Old Fren. anel a ring, from Latin anellus a ring, dim. of annulus a ring.
(Zoology) Relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida; SYN. annelidan.
annelidan · phylum
Worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally; SYN. annelid worm, segmented worm.
Worm; composed of annular segments.
Any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida. Annelids include earthworms, leeches, and marine worms such as lugworms.
They have a distinct head and soft body, which is divided into a number of similar segments shut off from one another internally by membranous partitions, but there are no jointed appendages.
annelid worm · segmented worm