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spiny-headed worm

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  1. any of a small group of endoparasites of the phylum Acanthocephala, as larvae parasitic in insects and crustaceans and as adults in various vertebrates.

Origin of spiny-headed worm

First recorded in 1945–50
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spiny-headed worm in Medicine

spiny-headed worm

  1. Acanthocephala

spiny-headed worm in Science

spiny-headed worm

  1. See acanthocephalan.
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