Acanthocephala

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Related to acanthocephalans: phylum Acanthocephala
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Noun1.Acanthocephala - phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed wormsAcanthocephala - phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed worms
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
acanthocephalan, spiny-headed worm - any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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acanthocéphale
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Similar acanthocephalans and trematodes have been found in Mallards, which can be exposed while feeding on amphipods.
Digenea and acanthocephalans were found in massive numbers, obliterating the intestinal lumen, which suggests that the bird died as a result of the parasitic intestinal obstruction.
American Robins are known to be infected by a large number of parasites including coccidia, trematodes, nematodes, cestodes, and acanthocephalans (Welte and Kirkpatrick 1986).
The author, from Peru State College in Nebraska, visited the Lake during the summers of 2002 and 2003 and collected three species of acanthocephalans parasitizing the intestines of Lake turtles.
All adult and larval stages of cestodes, trematodes, nematodes, and acanthocephalans were removed and washed in deionized water.
Tufts veterinary students discovered the ducks were infected with intestinal parasites known as acanthocephalans ("spiny-headed worms").
It includes chapters on the biology of protozoa, trematodes and leeches, cestodes, nematodes and acanthocephalans, and arthropods.
Forward stepwise discriminant function analysis (DFA) of the 4T samples indicated that abundances of the acanthocephalans Echinorhynchus gadi and Corynosoma strumosum were significant in the classification of plaice to western or eastern 4T.
Species of acanthocephalans require an arthropod host (Schmidt 1985), and because cystacanths are frequently found in cysts, the possibility of lizards as paratenic hosts must be considered.