beard worm

beard worm
slender animal with tentacles and a tubelike outer covering; lives on the deep ocean bottom
Syn: ↑pogonophoran
Hypernyms: ↑worm
Member Holonyms: ↑Pogonophora, ↑phylum Pogonophora

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