noun plural

Tet·​ra·​phyl·​lid·​ea ˌte-trə-fi-ˈlid-ē-ə How to pronounce Tetraphyllidea (audio)
: an order of the class Cestoda comprising tapeworms parasitic in elasmobranch fishes and distinguished by a scolex having four bothridia and sometimes also hooks or suckers for attachment to the host

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“Tetraphyllidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Tetraphyllidea. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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