Trypanorhyncha

plural noun Trypano·rhyn·cha \trə̇ˌpanəˈriŋkə, ˌtripənōˈr-\

Definition of Trypanorhyncha

  1. :  an order of Cestoda comprising tapeworms parasitic in elasmobranch fishes and distinguished by a scolex with two or four bothridia and four spiny retractile tentacles for attachment to the host

trypanorhynchan

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Origin and Etymology of trypanorhyncha

New Latin, from trypan- + Greek rhynchos snout — more at rhynch-


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