plural noun
Po·​ro·​ce·​phal·​i·​da | \ -sə̇ˈfalədə \

Definition of Porocephalida

: 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

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“Porocephalida.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Porocephalida. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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