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Nemertea
Nemertea is a phylum of invertebrate animals also known as "ribbon worms" or "proboscis worms". Alternative names for the phylum have included Nemertini, Nemertinea and Rhynchocoela. Although most are less than long, one specimen has been estimated at , which would make it the longest animal ever found. Most are very slim, usually only a few millimeters wide, although a few have relatively short but wide bodies. Many have patterns of yellow, orange, red and green coloration.

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nemertean

Noun
1. soft unsegmented marine worms that have a threadlike proboscis and the ability to stretch and contract
(synonym) ribbon worm, nemertine, proboscis worm
(hypernym) worm
(member-holonym) Nemertea, phylum Nemertea, Nemertina, phylum Nemertina



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