plural noun
Aceph·​a·​li·​na | \ (ˌ)āˌsefəˈlīnə, əˌs-, -lē- \

Definition of Acephalina

: 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

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Other Words from Acephalina

acephaline \ (ˈ)ā¦sefəˌlīn , -​əl-​ , -​lə̇n \ adjective

First Known Use of Acephalina

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acephalina

New Latin, from Greek akephalos + New Latin -ina

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“Acephalina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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