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  1. A genus of acanthocephalan worms, including a species, M. moniliformis, that is normally found in rats and is a rare parasite in humans.
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Examples from the Web for moniliformis

Historical Examples

  • The life-cycle of Moniliformis moniliformis (Bremser, 1811), Acanthocephala.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • Studies on the life history and development of Moniliformis dubius Meyer, 1933.