adj. [Gr. polys, many; theke, case]
(ANNELIDA: Oligochaeta)
Earthworm having more than one or two pair of spermathecae per segment; see monothecal.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • monothecal — adj. [Gr. monos, one; theke, case] 1. Having one chamber or loculus; see monothalamous. 2. (ANNELIDA: Polychaeta) Having only one spermatheca; see polythecal …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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