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pentastomid

[pen-tuh-stoh-mid] /ˌpɛn təˈstoʊ mɪd/
noun, Zoology
Also, pentastome.
Origin of pentastomid
1905-1910
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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pentastome (pěn'tə-stōm') also pentastomid
  (pěn'tə-stōm')   
See tongue worm.
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