Definition of rhynchocoelan in English:

rhynchocoelan

(also rhyncocoelan)

noun

  • A worm of the phylum Rhynchocoela (now usually called Nemertea), characterized by an eversible proboscis; a nemertean worm.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the phylum Rhynchocoela; = rhynchocoel.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Biological Bulletin. From scientific Latin Rhynchocoela, phylum name + -an.

Pronunciation

rhynchocoelan

/ˌrɪŋkə(ʊ)ˈsiːlən/