Diplozoon

noun
Dip·​lo·​zo·​on | \ ˌdipləˈzōˌän \

Definition of Diplozoon

: a genus of monogenetic trematode worms parasitic upon the gills of fishes (such as minnows) and unique among animals in that two larvae fuse together permanently at the middle of their bodies forming an individual shaped like an X and only double individuals thus formed are capable of becoming sexually mature

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History and Etymology for Diplozoon

New Latin, from dipl- + -zoon

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“Diplozoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diplozoon. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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