plural noun

: a family of flattened digenetic trematodes that are parasites in the respiratory organs of birds and that have no oral and often no ventral sucker, an anterior mouth, and intestinal ceca fused posteriorly

Word History


New Latin, from Cyclocoelum, type genus (from cycl- + -coelum, neuter of -coelus -coelous) + -idae

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“Cyclocoelidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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