Definition of Spiny-headed worm

1. Noun. Any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines.

Exact synonyms: Acanthocephalan
Generic synonyms: Worm
Group relationships: Acanthocephala, Phylum Acanthocephala



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spiny-headed Worm

spinto
spintos
spintronic
spintronics
spinula
spinulae
spinule
spinules
spinulose
spinward
spinworthy
spiny-finned fish
spiny-headed worm (current term)
spiny anteater
spiny anteaters
spiny dogfish
spiny lizard
spiny lobster
spiny lobsters
spiny oyster
spiny puffer
spiny softshell
spiny softshell turtle
spiny spider crab
spiny spider crabs
spiny talinum
spinyhead

Literary usage of Spiny-headed worm

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1. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1918)
"... normally parasitic in field mice, rats and marmots in Sicily. The female B Fio. 117. Development of spiny-headed worm of rats and mice, ..."

2. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1918)
"... normally parasitic in field mice, rats and marmots in Sicily. The female FIG. 117. Development of spiny-headed worm of rats and mice, ..."

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