Acephalina

plural noun

Aceph·​a·​li·​na
(ˌ)āˌsefəˈlīnə,
əˌs-,
-lē-
: a tribe or other division of gregarines comprising forms with nonseptate trophozoites that do not undergo schizogony (as earthworm parasites of the genus Monocystis) see monocystis
acephaline
(ˈ)ā¦sefəˌlīn
-əl-
-lə̇n
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek akephalos + New Latin -ina

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Acephalina was in 1893

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“Acephalina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acephalina. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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