Proteocephalus

noun

Pro·​teo·​ceph·​a·​lus
: a very large genus comprising tapeworms parasitic in the intestines of various fishes and being the type of the family Proteocephalidae

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Proteocephalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proteocephalus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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