Definition of Rhombozoa in English:

Rhombozoa

plural noun

Zoology
  • A minor phylum of mesozoan worms which are parasites in the kidneys of cephalopod molluscs.

    • ‘However, it has been shown that in many phyla, such as Rhombozoa, Dicyemida, Nematoda, Gnathostomulida, and Chaetognatha, 18S rDNA genes do not evolve at a constant rate.’
    • ‘They are now believed to be made up of two, possibly unrelated, groups: the Dicyemida (Rhombozoa) and Orthonectida.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek rhombos rhombus + zōia animals.

Pronunciation:

Rhombozoa

/ˌrɒmbə(ʊ)ˈzəʊə/