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Meaning of rhizocephalous

rhi•zo•ceph•a•lous

Pronunciation: (rī"zō-sef'u-lus), [key]
— adj. Zool.
  1. belonging to the Rhizocephala, a group of degenerate hermaphrodite crustaceans that are parasitic chiefly on crabs.
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