Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

spiny–headed worm

play
noun spiny–head·ed worm \ˈspī-nē-ˌhe-dəd-\

Definition of spiny–headed worm

  1. :  any of a small phylum (Acanthocephala) of unsegmented parasitic worms that have a proboscis bearing hooks by which attachment is made to the intestinal wall of the host



1946

First Known Use of spiny–headed worm

1946


Medical Dictionary

spiny–headed worm

play
noun spiny–head·ed worm \ˌspī-nē-ˌhed-əd-\

Medical Definition of spiny–headed worm




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up spiny–headed worm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet pince-nez kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ