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acanthocephalan, acanthocephalid (s) (noun), acanthocephalans; acanthocephalids (pl)
A spiney-headed worm of the phylum Acanthocephala: The acanthocephalan lives parasitically in the intestines of its host, the vertebrate, and is characterized by a cylindrical, retractile proboscis that bears many rows of hooked spines.
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