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2 definitions found
 for Oligoch[ae]ta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oligochaeta \Ol`i*go*chae"ta\, Oligochaeta \Ol`i*go*chae"ta\,
     prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'oli`gos little, pl., few + ?
     hair.] (Zool.)
     An order of Annelida which includes the earthworms and
     related species, including some small freshwater species.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

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]

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