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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(2) 1/3 (33.3%; 6.8-80.6%) Strongyles (Suborder Rhabditina) 7/14 (50%; 26.6-73.4%) Unidentified acanthocephalan 1/14 (Phylum Acanthocephala) (7.1%; 1.7-31.9%) Trapped possums (no.
Six robins had parasites of the phylum Acanthocephala. We found parasites of the genus Capillaria in five robins and in one robin we found Hymenolepis (spp.).