Acanthocephala meaning

A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Platyzoa — intestinal worms that have a proboscis armed with recurved spines.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Coreidae — leaf-footed bugs.
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Parodia.
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Origin of acanthocephala

  • From New Latin acanth, from Ancient Greek ἄκανθος (akanthos, “thorn”) + New Latin cephala, from Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē, “head”).

    From Wiktionary