plural noun
Palae·​acanthocephala | \ ¦pālē, ¦palē+\

Definition of Palaeacanthocephala

: 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

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History and Etymology for Palaeacanthocephala

New Latin, from pale- + Acanthocephala

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