Definition of Pentastoma in English:

Pentastoma

noun

Zoology
  • A parasitic worm of the genus Pentastoma; a pentastomid.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Pentastoma or Pentastomum, genus name from ancient Greek πεντάστομος having five mouths or openings; so called from the appearance of the mouth and the two pairs of chitinoid hooks adjacent to it.

Pronunciation

Pentastoma

/pɛnˈtastəmə//ˌpɛntəˈstəʊmə/