noun Pro·teo·ceph·a·lus

Definition of Proteocephalus

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

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Origin and Etymology of proteocephalus

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

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