Acanthocephala

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Translingual[edit]

Profilicollis altmani (class Palaeacanthocephala) removed from its host
Acanthocephala terminalis

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin acanth, from Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (ákanthos, thorn) + New Latin cephala, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalḗ, head).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /əˌkæn.θəˈsɛf.ə.lə/, /əˌkænt.θəˈsɛf.ə.lə/, /əˌkæn.θoʊˈsɛf.ə.lə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛfələ

Proper noun[edit]

Acanthocephala

  1. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Platyzoaintestinal worms that have a proboscis armed with recurved spines.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Coreidae — leaf-footed bugs.
  3. Parodia.

Hyponyms[edit]

External links[edit]

Acanthocephala on Integrated Taxonomic Information System.