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acanthocephalan

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the Acanthocephala.

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

  • noun any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Acanthocephala, phylum name : acantho– + Greek kephalē, head; see –cephalous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos, "thorn") + κεφαλή (kephalē, "head")

Examples

  • Response to an avian predator and its isopod prey to an acanthocephalan parasite.

    Parasite Rex

  • Response to an avian predator and its isopod prey to an acanthocephalan parasite.

    Parasite Rex

  • Response to an avian predator and its isopod prey to an acanthocephalan parasite.

    Parasite Rex

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