Archigetes

noun
Ar·​chi·​ge·​tes | \ ˌärkəˈjētēz, ärˈkijəˌtēz\

Definition of Archigetes

: a genus of pseudophyllidean tapeworms living as neotenic larvae in the coelom of aquatic oligochaete worms, some being reported to develop into typical caryophyllid worms when the host is ingested by a suitable fish — compare caryophyllaeidae

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