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po·go·noph·o·ran(pō′gə-nŏf′ər-ən) also po·gon·o·phore (pō-gŏn′ə-fôr′)
Any of various marine annelid tubeworms of the family Siboglinidae (formerly classified in the phylum Pogonophora) that live in deep-sea habitats, often have numerous tentacles, and lack a digestive system, depending on endosymbiotic bacteria for nutrition.
[From New Latin Pōgōnophora, former phylum name : Greek pōgōn, beard + Greek -phora, neuter pl. of -phoros, -phore.]
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(Animals) a marine invertebrate of the phylum Pogonophora
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|Noun||1.||pogonophoran - slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom|
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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