phoronis


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Phoronis \Pho*ro"nis\, n. [NL., fr. L. Phoronis, a surname of
   Io, Gr. ?.] (Zool.)
   A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around
   the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its
   larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.
   [1913 Webster]
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