spiny-headed worm

noun
spiny-head·​ed worm | \ ˈspī-nē-ˌhe-dəd- How to pronounce spiny-headed worm (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiny-headed%20worm. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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spiny-headed worm

noun
spiny-head·​ed worm | \ ˌspī-nē-ˌhed-əd- How to pronounce spiny-headed worm (audio) \

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