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po·go·noph·o·ran

 (pō′gə-nŏf′ər-ən) also po·gon·o·phore (pō-gŏn′ə-fôr′)
n.
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.]

po′go·noph′o·ran adj.
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pogonophoran

(ˌpəʊɡəˈnɒfərən)
n
(Animals) a marine invertebrate of the phylum Pogonophora
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Noun1.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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Cycle partiel des bacteries chimioautotrophes symbiontiques et leurs rapports avec les bacteriocytes chez Riftia pachyptila Jones (Pogonophore Vestimentifere).
Cycle partiel des bacteries chimiautotrophes symbiotiques et leur rapports avec les bacteriocytes chez Riftia pachyptila Jones (Pogonophore Vestimentifere).
Cycle partiel des bacteries chimioautotrophes symbiotiques et leurs rapports avec les bacteriocytes chez Riftia pachyptila Jones (Pogonophore Vestimentifere).