adj. [Gr. peri, around; chaite, mane]
(ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta)
Referring to setal location, when there is more than 8 per segment, encircling a segment; perichaetal condition.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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