plural noun

: 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

Word History


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 18 May. 2024.

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