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or pentastome

[pen-tuh-stoh-mid, pen-tas-tuh-mid or pen-tuh-stohm] /ˌpɛn təˈstoʊ mɪd, pɛnˈtæs tə mɪd or ˈpɛn təˌstoʊm/
noun, Zoology.
Origin of pentastomid
1905-10; < New Latin Pentastomida name of the class of tongue worms, equivalent to Pentastom(um) a genus name (penta- penta- + -stomum < Greek -stomon, neuter of -stomos -stomous) + -ida -ida Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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pentastomid in Science
pentastome (pěn'tə-stōm') also pentastomid
See tongue worm.
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