Cyclocoelidae

plural noun
Cy·​clo·​coe·​li·​dae

Definition of Cyclocoelidae

: 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

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History and Etymology for Cyclocoelidae

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

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“Cyclocoelidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyclocoelidae. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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