phylum Acanthocephala


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Noun1.phylum Acanthocephala - phylum or class of elongated wormlike parasites that live in the intestines of vertebrates: spiny-headed wormsphylum Acanthocephala - 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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The Families Trichuridae and Ancylostomatidae and the Phylum Acanthocephala are also among the endoparasites most frequently found in other studies (see Table 2).
Six robins had parasites of the phylum Acanthocephala.
The ability to alter intermediate host behavior is widespread in the phylum Acanthocephala (Moore 1984), where the alterations usually involve responses to specific environmental stimuli rather than generalized host debilitation (Holmes and Bethel 1972).