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Term: Snow worm Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An oligochaete worm that lives on temperate glaciers or perennial snow; there are several species that range in color from yellowish-brown to reddish-brown or black; they are usually less than 1 millimeter (0.04 inch) in diameter and average about 3 millimeters (0.1 inch) in length; some feed off red algae.  NSIDCCryosphere 

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