Echinostomatidae

plural noun
Echi·no·sto·mat·i·dae | \ stōˈmatəˌdē \

Definition of Echinostomatidae 

: a family of digenetic trematode worms (type genus Echinostoma) that are rare in man but common and widely distributed as parasites of birds and lower vertebrates and are distinguished by having the anterior end modified and armed with spines

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History and Etymology for Echinostomatidae

New Latin, from Echinostomat-, Echinostoma, type genus (from echin- + -stoma) + -idae

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