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- proper n. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Platyzoa — intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Coreidae — leaf-footed bugs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
Serotonin, octopamine, and the clinging behavior induced by the parasite Polymorphus paradoxus (Acanthocephala) in Gammarus lacustris (Crustacea).
His principal research interests have centered around morphologic studies on Acanthocephala, molecular exchanges of dependent cells and their environments, and diagnosis of parasitic diseases.
We believe it is Acanthocephala declivis based on the range and description on
Instead, I will list a compilation of some of the phyla of which I have yet to see a live member: Acanthocephala, Chaetognatha, Gnathostomulida,
This is a Big Legged Plant Bug or Leaf Footed Bug in the family Coreidae and the genus Acanthocephala.