Acanthocephala

[insect] Acanthocephala is a genus of true bugs in the family Coreidae. The name is derived from the Greek akanth- meaning `thorn/spine` + kephale meaning `head` This name is in reference to the spine on the front of the head. The known species of Acanthocephala are: ...
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Acanthocephala

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

A·can`tho·ceph'a·la noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... a spine, thorn + ... head.] (Zoology) A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
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acanthocephala

<zoology> A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines. ... Origin: NL, from Gr. A spine, thorn + head. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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Acanthocephala

phylum Acanthocephala noun phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
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Acanthocephala

(ә-kan″tho-sef´ә-lә) a phylum of elongate, mostly cylindrical organisms (thorny headed worms) parasitic in the intestines of all classes of vertebrates.
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Acanthocephala

• (n. pl.) A group of intestinal worms, having the proboscis armed with recurved spines.
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Acanthocephala

Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-kan′thō-sef′ă-lă Definitions: 1. The thorny-headed worms, a phylum (formerly considered a class) of obligatory parasites without an alimentary canal, characterized by an anterior introvertible spiny proboscis. They superficially resemble nematodes but are cestodelike in other traits, and h...
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Acanthocephala

[disambiguation] Acantocephala can refer to: ...
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Acanthocephala

Acanthocephala (Greek ἄκανθος, akanthos, thorn + κεφαλή, kephale, head) is a phylum of parasitic worms known as acanthocephalans, thorny-headed worms, or spiny-headed worms, characterized by the presence of an eversible proboscis, armed with spines, which it uses to pierce and hold the gut wall of its host. Acanthocephalans have comp...
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