plural noun

: an order of Acanthocephala comprising parasites of aquatic vertebrates having the proboscis hooks in quincuncial arrangement and the cement-producing glands syncytial

Word History


New Latin, from eo- + Acanthocephala

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“Eoacanthocephala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eoacanthocephala. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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