acanthella larva
(ACANTHOCEPHALA)
Transitional larva developed from an acanthor after crossing through the gut wall into the intermediate host hemocoel; stage between an acanthor and a cystacanth in which the definitive organ systems are developed.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • acanthella — An intermediate larva stage of Acanthocephala, formed within the arthropod host; a preinfective, nonencysted stage leading to the infective cystacanth. [G. akantha, thorn, spine] …   Medical dictionary

  • spiny-headed worm — /spuy nee hed id/ any of a small group of endoparasites of the phylum Acanthocephala, as larvae parasitic in insects and crustaceans and as adults in various vertebrates. [1945 50] * * * Introduction also called  acanthocephalan        any animal …   Universalium

  • pre — pre·abdomen; pre·acanthella; pre·adamitism; pre·adapt; pre·adaptation; pre·adaptive; pre·admission; pre·adolescence; pre·adult; pre·agonal; pre·am·bu·lar; pre·am·bu·late; pre·amp; pre·amplifier; pre·animism; pre·apprehension; pre·arrange;… …   English syllables

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