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 for Ch[ae]topoda
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Annelida \An*nel"i*da\, n. pl. [NL. See Annelid.] (Zool.)
     A division of the Articulata, having the body formed of
     numerous rings or annular segments, and without jointed legs.
     The principal subdivisions are the Ch[ae]topoda, including
     the Oligoch[ae]ta or earthworms and Polych[ae]ta or
     marine worms; and the Hirudinea or leeches. See
     Ch[ae]topoda.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaetopoda \Ch[ae]*top"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? hair +
     -poda.] (Zool.)
     A very extensive order of Annelida (segmented worms),
     characterized by the presence of lateral set[ae], or spines,
     on most or all of the segments. They are divided into two
     principal groups: Oligoch[ae]ta, including the earthworms
     and allied forms, and Polych[ae]ta, including most of the
     marine species.
     [1913 Webster]

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