noun Pen·tas·to·mum \pen‧ˈtastəməm\

Definition of Pentastomum

  1. :  a genus of tongue worms that are chiefly parasitic in carnivorous mammals

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Origin and Etymology of pentastomum

New Latin, from neuter of pentastomus having five stomata, from penta- + -stomus -stomous

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