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Meaning of PLANARIAN

Pronunciation:  plu'nehreeun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  free-swimming mostly freshwater flatworms; popular in laboratory studies for the ability to regenerate lost parts

PLANARIAN is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: planaria
 See Also: class Turbellaria, flatworm, platyhelminth, Turbellaria



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pla*na"ri*an\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Planarida, or Dendroc[oe]la; any turbellarian
worm. -- {Pla*na"ri*an}, a.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A nonparasitic (free-living) freshwater flatworm which is often used in biology experiments studying the regeneration of lost body parts. The term "planarian" can refer to any freshwater flatworm within the taxonomic order Tricladida, in the class Turbellaria, in the phylum Platyhelminthes, or specifically to members of the genus Planaria, in the family Planariidae, in the order Tricladida.