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pentastomid

or pen·ta·stome

[pen-tuh-stoh-mid, pen-tas-tuh-mid or pen-tuh-stohm]
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noun Zoology.
  1. tongue worm.
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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
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pentastomid in Science

pentastome

[pĕntə-stōm′]
  1. See tongue worm.
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