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spiny-headed worm

[spahy-nee-hed-id] /ˈspaɪ niˌhɛd ɪd/
noun
1.
any of a small group of endoparasites of the phylum Acanthocephala, as larvae parasitic in insects and crustaceans and as adults in various vertebrates.
Origin of spiny-headed worm
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • In a species of spiny-headed worm, males use their cements on each other, trying to gum up their rivals.
spiny-headed worm in Medicine

spiny-headed worm spin·y-head·ed worm (spī'nē-hěd'ĭd)
n.
See Acanthocephala.

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spiny-headed worm in Science
spiny-headed worm
  (spī'nē-hěd'ĭd)   
See acanthocephalan.
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