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 (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.]

ne·mer′te·an adj.
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Noun1.nemertine - soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contractnemertine - 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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Entwicklungsgeschichte der Nemertine im Inneren des Pilidiums.
An investigation of the interactions between the nemertine Malacobdella grossa, and its bivalvehost, Arctica islandica.
CATEGORY NAME DESCRIPTION Amphipods Amphipods, primarily gammarids Crabs Crabs Decapod shrimp Decapod shrimp Mysid shrimp Mysid shrimp Decapod Megalopae Various decapod megalopae Crustacean parts Parts of crustaceans too small to identify Isopods Valviferean isopods Amphoretidae, Phyllododaciae, Polychaetes polychaete tubes, and unidentified polychaetes Nematodes All nematode worms Nemertines All nemertine worms Bivalves Bivalve mollusks and shell fragments Gastropods Gastropods Fish Fish and fish remains including scales and eggs Detritus Detrital material Sediment Sediment, primarily sand UID Unidentifiable material Table 3.
Kem and his colleagues derived GTS-21 from anabaseine, a toxin used by nemertine worms to paralyze prey and deter predators.
Further investigations on the structure and functions of the cephalic organs of a nemertine Lineus ruber.
The role of asters in the localization of the factors that specify the apical tuft and the gut of the nemertine Cerebratulus lacteus.