Am·​phil·​i·​na | \ amˈfilənə \

Definition of Amphilina

: a genus (the type of the family Amphilinidae) comprising the cestodarian worms with flat leaflike body and an anterior extensible proboscis — compare gyrocotyle

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Other Words from Amphilina

amphilinid \ -​nėd , -​ˌnid \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Amphilina

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amphilina

New Latin, from Greek amphilinos bound with flaxen thongs

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“Amphilina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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