One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A worm of the phylum Rhynchocoela (now usually called Nemertea); a nemertean worm.
2In a nemertean worm: a fluid-filled tubular body cavity containing the introverted proboscis. Also: a cavity enclosing the extensible proboscis in whelks and related gastropods.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From rhyncho- + -coele.
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