Pentastomum

noun
Pen·​tas·​to·​mum | \ pen‧ˈtastəməm \

Definition of Pentastomum

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

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History and Etymology for Pentastomum

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

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“Pentastomum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pentastomum. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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