acanthella

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acanth- (spike) +‎ -ella (little one belonging to). The first half is taken from Acanthocephala.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æ.kænˈθɜ.lə/, /æ.kənˈθɜ.lə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛlə

Noun[edit]

acanthella (plural acanthellas or acanthellae)

  1. A pre-infective larva stage of Acanthocephala, formed within the arthropod host
  2. (biology) The juvenile infective form of an Acanthocephalan

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)