Ne"re*is (? ∨ ?), n.; pl. Nereides (#). [L.]

1. Class. Myth.

A Nereid. See Nereid.

2. Zool.

A genus, including numerous species, of marine chaetopod annelids, having a well-formed head, with two pairs of eyes, antennae, four pairs of tentacles, and a protrusile pharynx, armed with a pair of hooked jaws.

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