acanthor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin acanth (spine), from Acanthocephala + English -or (condition).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acanthor (plural acanthors)

  1. The spindle-shaped embryo stage of Acanthocephala that burrows into the body cavity of its first intermediate host.

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)