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

First Known Use of spiny-headed worm

1946, in the meaning defined above

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spiny-headed worm

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

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