[klahy-tel-uh m] /klaɪˈtɛl əm/
noun, plural clitella
[klahy-tel-uh] /klaɪˈtɛl ə/ (Show IPA)
a ring or saddle-shaped region of glandular tissue in the body wall of certain annelids, as earthworms and some leeches, that after copulation secretes a cocoon in which the eggs and sperm are deposited for fertilization and development.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
a thickened saddle-like region of epidermis in earthworms and leeches whose secretions bind copulating worms together and later form a cocoon around the eggs
“raised band around an earthworm,” 1816, Modern Latin, from Latin clitellae “a pack-saddle,” diminutive of *clitra “litter,” from PIE *klei-tro-, from root *klei- (see lean (v.)). Related: Clitellar.
[klahy-tee] /ˈklaɪ ti/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. the wife of Cyzicus, who hanged herself when her husband was mistakenly killed by the Argonauts.
[klahyth-ruh l] /ˈklaɪθ rəl/ adjective 1. (of a classical temple) roofed over.
clithrophobia clith·ro·pho·bi·a (klĭth’rə-fō’bē-ə) n. An abnormal fear of being locked in.
[klit-ik] /ˈklɪt ɪk/ Grammar adjective 1. (of a word) functioning as a bound form; closely connected in pronunciation with a preceding or following word and not having an independent accent or phonological status. noun 2. a clitic word; enclitic or proclitic. /ˈklɪtɪk/ adjective 1. (of a word) incapable of being stressed, usually pronounced as if […]