: a very large genus comprising tapeworms parasitic in the intestines of various fishes and being the type of the family Proteocephalidae

Word History


New Latin, from Proteus, sea god who could assume different shapes (from Latin) + New Latin -cephalus

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“Proteocephalus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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