Acephalina

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

Definition of Acephalina

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of acephalina

New Latin, from Greek akephalos + New Latin -ina


First Known Use: 1893


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