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Meaning of ACANTHOCEPHALA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
 

ACANTHOCEPHALA is a 14 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: phylum Acanthocephala
 
 See Also: acanthocephalan, animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia, phylum, spiny-headed worm

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*can`tho*ceph"a*la\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? a
spine, thorn + ? head.] (Zo["o]l.)
A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with
recurved spines.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A phylum of parasitic organisms, from one of three general classes, generally referred to as spiny-headed worms. They are notable for their lack of a digestive tract. For more information, visit Dr. Peter D. Roopnarine's Acanthocehpala Page.
 

 

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