From New Latin acanth, from Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos, “thorn”) + New Latin cephala, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē, “head”).
Acanthocephala Sentence Examples
The Acanthocephala are dioecious.
ACANTHOCEPHALA, a compact group of cylindrical, parasitic worms, with no near allies in the animal kingdom.
Certain additional small groups should probably be recognized as independent lines of descent or phyla, but their relationships are obscure - they are the Mesozoa, the Polyzoa, the Acanthocephala and the Gastrotricha.