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acanthocephala


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acanthocephala  \A*can`tho*ceph"a*la\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  from  Gr  ?  a 
  spine,  thorn  +  ?  head.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  group  of  intestinal  worms,  having  the  proboscis  armed  with 
  recurved  spines. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Acanthocephala 
  n  :  phylum  or  class  of  elongated  wormlike  parasites  that  live  in 
  the  intestines  of  vertebrates:  spiny-headed  worms  [syn:  {Acanthocephala}, 
  {phylum  Acanthocephala}] 




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