Metacanthocephala

plural noun
Meta·​can·​tho·​ceph·​a·​la

Definition of Metacanthocephala

in some classifications
: a class of Acanthocephala comprising the orders Archiacanthocephala and Palaeacanthocephala

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History and Etymology for Metacanthocephala

New Latin, from meta- + Acanthocephala

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