Palaeacanthocephala

plural noun

Palae·​acanthocephala
¦pālē,
¦palē+
: an order of Acanthocephala comprising parasites of fishes, birds, and mammals that have spines on the trunk and the proboscis hooks arranged in long rows

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pale- + Acanthocephala

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“Palaeacanthocephala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palaeacanthocephala. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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