ribbon worm


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ribbon worm

n.

ribbon worm

n
(Animals) another name for nemertean1

ne•mer•te•an

(nɪˈmɜr ti ən)

also ne•mer•tine

(-tin)

n.
any elongated, unsegmented, burrowing marine worm of the phylum Nemertinea (Nemertea).
Also called ribbon worm.
[1860–65; « Greek Nēmertḗs name of a Nereid]
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Noun1.ribbon worm - soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contractribbon worm - soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
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I also found my longest ribbon worm in Wales - it is one of the longest animals on earth, if you unravel it.
A tongue-like projection coils around a dart within the ribbon worm, ready to shoot out at prey.
In a food shortage, a ribbon worm can survive by eating 95 per cent of its own body.