Definition of Rhombozoa in English:

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Rhombozoa

Pronunciation: /ˌrɒmbə(ʊ)ˈzəʊə/

plural noun

Zoology
A minor phylum of mesozoan worms which are parasites in the kidneys of cephalopod molluscs.
Example sentences
  • However, it has been shown that in many phyla, such as Rhombozoa, Dicyemida, Nematoda, Gnathostomulida, and Chaetognatha, 18S rDNA genes do not evolve at a constant rate.
  • They are now believed to be made up of two, possibly unrelated, groups: the Dicyemida (Rhombozoa) and Orthonectida.

Derivatives

rhombozoan

noun& adjective

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek rhombos 'rhombus' + zōia 'animals'.

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