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A phylum of worm-like, marine, burrowing animals, known from Cambrian times and ranging up to the present. Priapus worms have stout, cucumber-shaped bodies. There is a spined, eversible proboscis used to capture prey. The trunk is superficially segmented and bears peculiar posterior tentacles that may have a respiratory function.

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