[pol-i-keet] /ˈpɒl ɪˌkit/
any annelid of the class Polychaeta, having unsegmented swimming appendages with many setae or bristles.
Also, polychaetous. belonging or pertaining to the Polychaeta.
any marine annelid worm of the class Polychaeta, having a distinct head and paired fleshy appendages (parapodia) that bear bristles (chaetae or setae) and are used in swimming: includes the lugworms, ragworms, and sea mice
of, relating to, or belonging to the class Polychaeta
polychaete or polychete
Any of various often brightly colored annelid worms of the class Polychaeta. Each segment of a polychaete has a pair of fleshy appendages that are tipped with bristles (setae), used for swimming or burrowing. Most species of polychaetes live in saltwater, feed on tiny aquatic animals and plants, and range in size from a few millimeters to 3 m (10 ft) in length. Compare oligochaete.
[pol-ee-key-zhee-uh m, -zhuh m, -zee-uh m] /ˌpɒl iˈkeɪ ʒi əm, -ʒəm, -zi əm/ noun, plural polychasia [pol-ee-key-zhee-uh, -zhuh, -zee-uh] /ˌpɒl iˈkeɪ ʒi ə, -ʒə, -zi ə/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. a form of cymose inflorescence in which each axis produces more than two lateral axes. /ˌpɒlɪˈkeɪzɪəm/ noun (pl) -sia (-zɪə) 1. (botany) a cymose inflorescence […]
[pol-ee-klawr-uh-ney-tid, -klohr-] /ˌpɒl iˈklɔr əˌneɪ tɪd, -ˈkloʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . /ˌpɒlɪˈklɔːrɪˌneɪtɪd/ noun 1. any of a group of compounds in which chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms in biphenyl: used in industry in electrical insulators and in the manufacture of plastics; a toxic pollutant that can become concentrated in animal tissue PCB polychlorinated biphenyl […]
polychondritis pol·y·chon·dri·tis (pŏl’ē-kŏn-drī’tĭs) n. Simultaneous inflammation of many cartilages.
polychromasia pol·y·chro·ma·si·a (pŏl’ē-krō-mā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. See polychromatophilia.