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Pronunciation: e-ki'no-ring'kus

Definition: A genus of acanthocephalid (thorny-headed) worms that originally included species now contained in Macracanthorhynchus, Gigantorhynchus, and other genera.

[echino- + G. rhynchos, snout]

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