Schistocephalus

noun
Schis·​to·​ceph·​a·​lus | \ ˌshistəˈsefələs sometimes ˌski- \

Definition of Schistocephalus

: a genus of tapeworms closely related to and resembling those of the genus Ligula in appearance and behavior

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History and Etymology for Schistocephalus

New Latin, from schisto- + -cephalus

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“Schistocephalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schistocephalus. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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