n. [Gr. deka, ten; akantha, thorn]
A ten-hooked larva that hatches from the egg; a lycophore.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • decacanth — dec·a·canth …   English syllables

  • decacanth — ˈdekəˌkan(t)th noun ( s) Etymology: deca + acanth (from Greek akantha thorn) more at acanth : a 10 hooked cestodarian larva called also lycophore; compare hexacanth …   Useful english dictionary

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  • lycophore — n. [Gr. lykos, hook; pherein, to carry] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) Ten hooked first larval stage of a tapeworm; a decacanth …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • lycophore — ˈlīkəˌfō(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: probably from lyc + phore : decacanth …   Useful english dictionary

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