Acanthocephalan

All possible synonyms of the word Acanthocephalan as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Acanthocephalan, spiny-headed worm

Definition

  • any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines

Synonyms

  • acanthocephalan
  • spiny-headed worm

Hypernyms

  • worm: any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

Member holonyms

  • Acanthocephala, phylum Acanthocephala: phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms

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