Meaning of rhynchocoelan in English:

rhynchocoelan

Pronunciation /ˌrɪŋkə(ʊ)ˈsiːlən/

noun

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

adjective

(also rhyncocoelan)
  • Of or relating to the phylum Rhynchocoela; = rhynchocoel .

Origin

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