Nemertea

(redirected from Nemertean worm)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Nemertean worm: polychaete

Nemertea

[nə′mərd·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An equivalent name for Rhynchocoela.
References in periodicals archive ?
Thus, to characterize differences and similarities in gamete biology more fully, aspects of oocyte maturation and fertilization in marine nemertean worms are reviewed and briefly compared with related findings that have been published for mammalian oocytes.
Thus, to assess alternative types of oocytesu1/4 analyses began to be conducted about 15 years ago on marine nemertean worms, which are sometimes confused with alike-sounding nematodes.
Predation by the nemertean worm, Cerebratulus lacteus Verrill, on the soft-shell clam, Mya arenaria Linnaeus, 1758, and its apparent role in the destruction of a clam flat.
Nemertean worms comprise a lophotrochozoan phylum with about 1275 described species (Kajihara et al.
Only a few organisms are represented in these papers (primarily echinoderms, ascidians, and nemertean worms, although with inclusion of data from surf clams, squid, corals, abalone.
Ten-day-old specimens of Paranemertes peregrina looked like young nemertean worms, each with an apical tuft and a short posterior ciliary cirrus.