• WordNet 3.6
    • adj annelid relating to or belonging to or characteristic of any worms of the phylum Annelida
    • n annelid worms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Annelid (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to the Annelida.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annelid One of the Annelida or Annelides. Also anneloid.
    • annelid Of or pertaining to the Annelida or Annelides. Also annelidan, annelidian.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. annélide, fr. anneler, to arrange in rings, OF. anel, a ring, fr. L. anellus, a ring, dim. of annulus, a ring


In literature:

Worms (or Annelids) wind in and out of the mud, leaving their tracks and tubes for later ages.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
The mud in many places was thrown up by numbers of some kind of worm, or annelidous animal.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
But the marine annelids, of which nereis, or a clam-worm, is a good example, are more typical.
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
More interesting than the Annelids, however, are the Alcyonarian Actinozoa.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
This was the so-called Annelid theory of Dohrn and Semper.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
He was afterwards associated with H. Milne Edwards in works on annelid worms.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Annelids undergoing fission, 169, 211.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
DYTICUS MARGINALIS, auditory rods of, 30; death-feigning in a fresh-water annelid when approached by, 204.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
Nephridia: tubular structures functioning as kidneys in Annelids, Mollusks, etc.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
For the true Annelides (Chaetopods) are too circumscribed and homogeneous a group to allow us to look to them for the ancestral forms of insects.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Sometimes an annelid worm lives inside the shell along with the hermit and often the outside is covered with zoophytes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The presence of these annelids teaches us that the water was salt or brackish.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
GALLOWAY and WELCH: 1911, Studies on a Phosphorescent Bermudan Annelid, Odontosyllis enopla, Verrell.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
EARTHWORM, the name applied to segmented worms (Annelids) that burrow in the soil, and belong to the ord.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Evidently, then, corals, annelids, inferior molluscs, and crustaceans of low grade, will chiefly constitute the early Fauna.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
More obvious are the worm-casts in sand left by the sand-dwelling marine annelids.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
Of the land leeches in Ceylon, Sir E. Tennent gives an account which likewise seems to bespeak intelligence as occurring in annelids.
"Animal Intelligence" by George J. Romanes
Comparison of, with Amphioxus and Annelids.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour