oligochete


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ol´i`go`chete


a.1.(Zool.) Of or pertaining to the Oligochæta.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Salmonid Whirling disease - Tubifex tubifex (Muller) identified as the essential oligochete in the protozoan life-cycle.
There was also an endemic oligochete worm, the Lake Pedder earthworm (Perionychella pedderensis), which has not been seen since the lake was flooded.
Phylogenetic diversity of bacterial endosymbionts in the gutless marine Oligochete Olavius loisae (Annelida).