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Meaning of spiny-headed worm

spin'y-head•ed worm'

Pronunciation: (spī'nē-hed"id), [key]
  1. any of a small group of endoparasites of the phylum Acanthocephala, as larvae parasitic in insects and crustaceans and as adults in various vertebrates.
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