Porocephalida

plural noun

Po·​ro·​ce·​phal·​i·​da
-sə̇ˈfalədə
: an order of tongue worms that have the female genital pore posterior and include all the tongue worms that parasitize mammals and some parasites of reptiles compare linguatula , porocephalidae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Porocephalus + -ida

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“Porocephalida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Porocephalida. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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