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Noun: acanthocephalan  u,kan-thu'se-fu-lun
  1. Any of various worms living parasitically in intestines of vertebrates having a retractile proboscis covered with many hooked spines
    - spiny-headed worm

Derived forms: acanthocephalans

Type of: worm

Part of: Acanthocephala, phylum Acanthocephala

Encyclopedia: Acanthocephalan