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acanthella

Pronunciation: ă-kan-thel′ă

Definition: An intermediate larva stage of Acanthocephala, formed within the arthropod host; a preinfective, nonencysted stage leading to the infective cystacanth.

[G. akantha, thorn, spine]

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