Definition of Pentastomida

1. Noun. Tongue worms.

Exact synonyms: Subphylum Pentastomida
Group relationships: Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda
Member holonyms: Pentastomid, Tongue Worm
Generic synonyms: Phylum



Definition of Pentastomida

1. n. pl. Same as Linguatulina.

Medical Definition of Pentastomida

1. Same as Linguatulina. Origin: NL, fr. (see Penta-) + a mouth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentastomida

pentarch
pentarchies
pentarchs
pentarchy
pentasaccharide
pentasaccharides
pentasil
pentasiloxane
pentasiloxanes
pentastich
pentastichous
pentastichs
pentastomiasis
pentastomid
pentastomida (current term)
pentastyle
pentasulfide
pentasulfides
pentasulphide
pentasulphides
pentasyllabic
pentateuchal
pentathionic
pentathionic acid
pentathiophene
pentathlete
pentathletes
pentathlon
pentathlons

Literary usage of Pentastomida

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1. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1914)
"It may be safer, therefore, to derive both the Tardigrada and the pentastomida directly from primitive, annulated worms, and to regard them as separate ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"The trilobites are associated with the tardigrades and pentastomida into a ... and pentastomida when both the latter groups are undoubtedly low Arachnids ? ..."

3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"They live on tree trunks, and in the d├ębris in ditches. The pentastomida (Fig. 331) are parasitic in the noses of flesh-eating vertebrates. ..."

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