acanthella

See also: Acanthella

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From acanth- (spike) +‎ -ella (little one belonging to). The first half is taken from Acanthocephala.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æ.kænˈθɜ.lə/, /æ.kənˈθɜ.lə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlə

NounEdit

acanthella (plural acanthellas or acanthellae)

  1. A pre-infective larva stage of a species of phylum Acanthocephala of worms, formed within the arthropod host.
  2. (biology) The juvenile infective form of an acanthocephalan.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN)