plural noun
His·​tri·​ob·​del·​lea | \ ˌhistrēˌäbˈdelēə \

Definition of Histriobdellea

: a small group of segmented invertebrate animals that are intermediate in some respects between the Aschelminthes and the Annelida and that are all parasitic on marine crustaceans

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History and Etymology for Histriobdellea

New Latin, from Latin histrio actor + New Latin -bdellea (from Greek bdella leech)

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“Histriobdellea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Histriobdellea. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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