segmented worm

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Related to segmented worm: Annelida, Annelids
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Noun1.segmented worm - worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externallysegmented worm - worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
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
Annelida, phylum Annelida - segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
archiannelid - small primitive marine worm lacking external segmentation and resembling polychaete larvae
oligochaete, oligochaete worm - hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
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A word can be diagrammed in three-dimensional space by identifying its letters with vectors, each pointing in a different direction; each word thus becomes a segmented worm twisting through space.
Word Worms (May 1993) Words can be characterized by a sequence of vectors in three-dimensional space, resembling a segmented worm. It is a fortunate circumstance that the 26 letters of the alphabet can be assigned directions corresponding to the 26 lines drawn from the interior cubelet of a 3x3x3 cube to its exterior cubelets.
They include maggots, leeches (a type of segmented worm), and even geophagy or dirt-eating (see sidebar, p.
Microbiologist Tatiana Vishnivetskaya, from the University of Tennessee, and colleagues managed to coax back into life segmented worms with a head at one end and an anus at the other end, back into life after a lengthy deep freeze.
That's less than mollusks, viruses, and segmented worms, among others.