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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Acanthocephalous: as, the thorn-headed worms (the members of the order Acanthocephala). See cut under Acanthocephala.

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

  • adjective Having a head armed with thorns or spines.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) any worm of the order Acanthocephala; -- called also thornhead.

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