Definitions for acanthocephalanəˌkæn θəˈsɛf ə lən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•can•tho•ceph•a•lanəˌkæn θəˈsɛf ə lən(n.)

  1. Category: Invertebrates

    Ref: spiny-headed worm.

Origin of acanthocephalan:

1905–10; < NL Acanthocephal(a)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acanthocephalan, spiny-headed worm(noun)

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

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