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Related to pentastomid: tongue worms
See tongue worm.
[From New Latin Pentastomida, phylum name, from Pentastomum, name of a former genus in the phylum; see pentastome.]
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|Noun||1.||pentastomid - wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals|
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
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