- acanthella larva
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 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