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Definitions of Nereis

Pronunciation : Ne"re*is ( or )
Part of Speech : n.;
Etymology : [L.]
Definition : 1. (Class. Myth.)

Defn: A Nereid. See Nereid.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: A genus, including numerous species, of marine chætopod annelids, having a well-formed head, with two pairs of eyes, antennæ, four pairs of tentacles, and a protrusile pharynx, armed with a pair of hooked jaws.

pl. Nereides.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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