Davaineidae

plural noun
Dav·​ai·​ne·​i·​dae | \ ˌdavəˈnēəˌdē \

Definition of Davaineidae

: a family of small primitive cyclophyllidean tapeworms (type genus Davainea) that are chiefly parasites of birds and that have an armed cushion-shaped rostellum, the suckers also often with hooks, and the larva a cysticercoid — see raillietina

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New Latin, from Davainea, type genus + -idae

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“Davaineidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Davaineidae. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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