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Definition of the noun Osedax

What does Osedax mean as a name of something?

Osedax is a genus of Nephtyidae.

Osedax is a genus of Siboglinidae, described by Rouse, Goffredi & Vrijenhoek in 2004.

Osedax is a genus of Siboglinidae, described by Rouse, Goffredi & Vrijenhoek in 2004.

Phrases with Osedax

Phrases starting with the word Osedax:

  1. Osedax Roseus
  2. Osedax Japonicus
  3. Osedax Mucofloris
  4. Osedax Rubiplumus
  5. Osedax Frankpressi

Phrase ending with the word Osedax:

  1. Genus Osedax

Other phrases containing the word Osedax:

  1. Species Osedax Roseus
  2. Species Osedax Mucofloris
  3. Species Osedax Rubiplumus
  4. Species Osedax Frankpressi

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Osedax

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Google previewBacterial Biogeochemistry (2012)

The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling by Tom Fenchel, Henry Blackburn, Gary M. King

The newly discovered Osedax is a worm related to the pogonophorans. It forms a sort of root system in whale skeletons on the sea bottom and utilizes the organic matter of the bones. It seems that the utilization of this resource is contingent on symbiotic bacteria (Verna et al., 2010). Many arthropods also harbour intestinal bacteria, a phenomenon which has been mainly studied in insects. These bacteria can degrade plant material or synthesize compounds essential for hosts that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distances (2012)

by Michel Marie Deza, Elena Deza

Similarly, male Osedax (deep-sea bone-eathing worms) are microscopic dwarfs that live, by hundreds, inside the lumen of the gelatinous tube that surrounds each female.

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Knochenfressender Wurm (Osedax rubiplumus)

Photo credit: Frank Lindecke

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Scrabble value of O1S1E1D2A1X8

The value of this 6-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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