[ ə-kăn′thə-sĕf′ə-lə ]
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Any of various worms of the phylum Acanthocephala that live parasitically in the intestines of vertebrates and are characterized by a cylindrical, retractile proboscis that bears many rows of hooked spines.spiny-headed worm
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Other words from Acanthocephalaa•can′tho•ceph′a•lan (-lən) null adj.
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