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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of worm-like internal parasites or entozoa, which have neither mouth nor alimentary canal, but have recurved hooks on a retractile proboscis at the anterior end of the body, by which they attach themselves to the tissues of animals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Platyzoa — intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Coreidae — leaf-footed bugs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms

Etymologies

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From New Latin acanth, from Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos, "thorn") + New Latin cephala, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē, "head")

Examples

  • Serotonin, octopamine, and the clinging behavior induced by the parasite Polymorphus paradoxus (Acanthocephala) in Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea).

    Parasite Rex

  • Serotonin, octopamine, and the clinging behavior induced by the parasite Polymorphus paradoxus (Acanthocephala) in Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea).

    Parasite Rex

  • Serotonin, octopamine, and the clinging behavior induced by the parasite Polymorphus paradoxus (Acanthocephala) in Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea).

    Parasite Rex

  • His principal research interests have centered around morphologic studies on Acanthocephala, molecular exchanges of dependent cells and their environments, and diagnosis of parasitic diseases.

    Chapter 11

  • We believe it is Acanthocephala declivis based on the range and description on

    What's That Bug?

  • Instead, I will list a compilation of some of the phyla of which I have yet to see a live member: Acanthocephala, Chaetognatha, Gnathostomulida,

    SNAIL'S TALES

  • This is a Big Legged Plant Bug or Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae and the genus Acanthocephala.

    What's That Bug?

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