Definition of thorny-headed worm in English:

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thorny-headed worm


A parasitic worm with a thornlike proboscis for attachment to the gut of vertebrates.
Example sentences
  • Cockroaches infested with another species of thorny-headed worm are also attracted to light.
  • They captured mole crabs to record their size, reproductive status and infestation by thorny-headed worms, for which these crabs are intermediate hosts.
  • Acanthocephalans are a type of metazoan parasite, also known as thorny-headed worms.

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Syllabification: thorn·y-head·ed worm

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