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TranslingualEdit

 
Profilicollis altmani (class Palaeacanthocephala) removed from its host

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (ákanthos, thorn) + κεφαλή (kephalḗ, head).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˌkæn.θəˈsɛf.ə.lə/, /əˌkænt.θəˈsɛf.ə.lə/, /əˌkæn.θoʊˈsɛf.ə.lə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛfələ

Proper nounEdit

Acanthocephala

  1. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Spiralia – intestinal worms that have a proboscis armed with recurved spines.
  2. Acanthocephala f   A taxonomic genus within the family Coreidae – leaf-footed bugs.
  3. Parodia.

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ReferencesEdit

Acanthocephala on Integrated Taxonomic Information System.