Acanthella meaning

A pre-infective larva stage of Acanthocephala, formed within the arthropod host.
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(biology) The juvenile infective form of an Acanthocephalan.
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Origin of acanthella

  • From acanth- (“spike”) +‎ -ella (“little one belonging to”). The first half is taken from Acanthocephala.

    From Wiktionary