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

Definition of Trypanorhyncha

: 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

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trypanorhynchan \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦riŋkən , ¦⸗⸗⸗-​ \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Trypanorhyncha

New Latin, from trypan- + Greek rhynchos snout

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“Trypanorhyncha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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