Definition of perichaetine in English:

perichaetine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating an oligochaete worm having numerous setae forming a ring around each segment, as in earthworms of the genus Perichaeta.

Origin

1930s. From peri- + chaeta + -ine, after German perichaetin.

Pronunciation

perichaetine

/ˌpɛrɪˈkiːtʌɪn/