pentastomid

or pen·ta·stome

[ pen-tuh-stoh-mid, pen-tas-tuh-mid or pen-tuh-stohm ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈstoʊ mɪd, pɛnˈtæs tə mɪd or ˈpɛn təˌstoʊm /

noun Zoology.

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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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