Definition of Sipunculus in English:

Sipunculus

noun

Zoology
  • Originally: any animal of the group Sipuncula; = "sipunculan". In later use chiefly as the genus name Sipunculus.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Universal System of Natural History. From scientific Latin Sipunculus, genus name (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 12, 1766) I. ii. 1078) from classical Latin sīpunculus, variant of sīphunculus.

Pronunciation

Sipunculus

/sʌɪˈpʌŋkjʊləs/