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Definition of the noun acanthocephalan

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noun - plural: acanthocephalans

  1. any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonym of acanthocephalan: spiny-headed worm
    • more generic word: worm = any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes
    • member of: Acanthocephala / phylum Acanthocephala = phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Acanthocephalan Infections. Figure 6 LM of an opened intestine of a domestic duck naturally infected with Filicollis anatis. The trunks (metasoma) of the worms can be inside the gut lumen whereas the praesomal bulb encapsulated by ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

acanthocephalan (alkaneso'ssfalan), a. and n. Zool. [f. mod.L. Acanthocephala (C. A. Rudolphi 1809, in Entozoorum sive Vermium Intestinalium Hist. Nat. II.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

ACANTHOCEPHALAN 1. Belonging or relating to the ACANTHOCEPHALA. 2. Any one of the wormlike parasitic invertebrates of the phylum Acanthocephala, ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

cystacanthan intermediate stage of any acanthocephalan, e.g. Macracanthorhyncusspp., found in arthropods. cystadenocarcinoma ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

epha \ë-fa\ ephah synalepha, synaloepha ephalin \ef-a-bn\ cephalin encephalon, enkephalin acanthocephalan ephaly \ef-a-lë\ anencephaly, brachycephaly, microcephaly ephen \a-van\ see even epherd \ep-ard\ see eopard epherdess ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

acanthocephalan Invertebrate Zoology, any example of the Acanthocephala worms.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biological Terms (1920)

One of paired club-shaped organs at base of the acanthocephalan proboscis (zool.) ; a fillet of fibres on each side of the cerebral peduncles (anat.) lens (lënz) n. [L. lens, lentil] A transparent part of the eye which focusses ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acanthor, a larval acanthocephalan. See Acanthocephala. Acanthoscelides obtectus (bean weevil). a pest of growing cowpea, kidney bean, and lima bean; it also attacks most dry, stored beans, peas , cowpeas, and ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Roger W. Pease, Jr.

chlor- promazine (hori-um \'th6r-e-3m\ n : a radioactive metallic element — symbol Th: see ELEMENT table thorn-headed worm or thorny-headed worm n : ACANTHOCEPHALAN thur-otigh-pin \'th3r-o-ipin\ n : a synovia! swelling just above ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

acanthocephalan (a-kan'tha-sef'a-bn) Any of various, mostly small worms ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

acanthocephalan (a-kan-tho-sef'a-lan), n. One of the Acanthocephala. Acanthocgphali (a-kan-tho-sef'a-li), n. pl. Same as canthocephala. Acanthocephalina, (a-kan-the-sef-grli'na), n. pl. [NL., < Acanthocephalus +-ina.] division of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

acanthocephalan (a-kan-thó-sef'a-lan), n. One of the Acanthocephala. Acanthocephali (a-kan-thó-sef'a-li), n. pl. Same as Acanthocephala. Acanthocephalidae (a-kan-thó-sef-a-li'dé), n. pl. [NL., & Acanthocephalus + -idae. ] A division of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

acanthocephalan (a- kan-thó-sef'a-lan), n. One of the Acanthocephala. Acanthocephali (a-kan-thó-sef' a-li), n. pl.

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