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A small phylum of minute marine invertebrates that have a spiny body and burrow in sand or mud.
- ‘The Kinorhyncha are microscopic, spiny-headed worms.’
- ‘All species of Kinorhyncha show a species-specific pattern of sensory spots on the trunk.’
- ‘The fine structure of the mouth cone, the introvert with scalids, and the circumenteric brain indicate that this meiofaunal phylum is monophyletic, related to Kinorhyncha and Priapulida.’
- ‘I was assigned the Kinorhyncha, Tardigrada and Priapulida as topics to present.’
- ‘Based on these preliminary observations we expect to find about 5 different species of Kinorhyncha in these particular samples.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kinein ‘set in motion’ + rhunkos ‘snout’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.