Definition of Proteocephalus
: 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
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