phylum Acanthocephala

noun
phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
Syn: ↑Acanthocephala
Hypernyms: ↑phylum
Member Holonyms: ↑Animalia, ↑kingdom Animalia, ↑animal kingdom
Member Meronyms: ↑acanthocephalan, ↑spiny-headed worm

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