spiny-headed worm

noun spiny-head·ed worm \ ˈspī-nē-ˌhe-dəd- \

Definition of spiny-headed worm

: any of a small phylum (Acanthocephala) of unsegmented parasitic worms that have a proboscis bearing hooks by which attachment is made to the intestinal wall of the host

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1946

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spiny-headed worm

noun spiny-head·ed worm \ ˌspī-nē-ˌhed-əd- \

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