Macracanthorhynchus

noun

Mac·​ra·​can·​tho·​rhyn·​chus -ˈriŋ-kəs How to pronounce Macracanthorhynchus (audio)
: a genus of intestinal worms of the phylum or class Acanthocephala that include the common acanthocephalan (M. hirudinaceus) of swine

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“Macracanthorhynchus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Macracanthorhynchus. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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