Annulosa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Annulosa (Zoöl) A division of the Invertebrata, nearly equivalent to the Articulata. It includes the Arthoropoda and Anarthropoda. By some zoölogists it is applied to the former only.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • annulosa In some systems of zoölogical classification, a term applied to invertebrate animals which exhibit annelism or annulism: approximately synonymous with the Cuvierian Articulata, or the modern Vermes together with Arthropoda, but used with great and varying latitude of signification.
    • annulosa A name given by Huxley (1869) to a subkingdom of animals consisting of the Crustacea, Arachnida, Myriapoda, Insecta, Chœtognatha, and Annelida, or crustaceans, spiders, centipeds, true insects, true worms, and some other Vermes. Excepting the vermiform members of this group, it is conterminous with Arthropoda (which see), and is no longer used.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

DESCRIPTIONS OF SOME NEW SPECIES OF ANNULOSA COLLECTED BY MR. MACGILLIVRAY DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Annulosa, eye of, 76.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
Annulosa, structure of compared to that of nations, 408, 422.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
Formerly they were included, along with the worms, under the name Annulosa, the Ringed Animals.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
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