Anoplocephalidae

noun plural

An·​op·​lo·​ce·​phal·​i·​dae -se-ˈfal-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Anoplocephalidae (audio)
: a family of taenioid tapeworms with unarmed scolices that live as adults in the intestines of various herbivores and pass their larval stages in some free-living mites
anoplocephalid adjective

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“Anoplocephalidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Anoplocephalidae. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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