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ne·mer·te·an(nĭ-mûr′tē-ən) also nem·er·tine (nĕm′ər-tīn′)
Any of various unsegmented chiefly carnivorous worms of the phylum Nemertea (or Nemertini) that have a long, often brightly colored body with an extensible proboscis and typically live in the sea or in the mud of the intertidal zone. Also called ribbon worm.
[From New Latin Nēmertēs, type genus, from Greek, name of a Nereid.]
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|Noun||1.||nemertine - 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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