Bucephalidae

plural noun
Bu·​ce·​phal·​i·​dae | \ ˌbyüsəˈfaləˌdē \

Definition of Bucephalidae

: a family of atypical digenetic trematodes that parasitize the intestines of various fishes and that have the mouth in the middle of the ventral surface, a saccular intestine, a single anterior sucker, and a posterior genital pore

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History and Etymology for Bucephalidae

New Latin, from Bucephalus, type genus + -idae

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“Bucephalidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bucephalidae. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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