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chaetopod (plural chaetopods)

  1. (zoology, obsolete) Any of the Chaetopoda, an invertebrate phylum (more or less equivalent to the modern Annelida) made up of groups characterized by lateral bundles of bristles called chaetae used for locomotion.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for chaetopod in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)