Definition of spiny-headed worm in English:

spiny-headed worm


  • another term for thorny-headed worm
    • ‘In a species of spiny-headed worm, males use their cements on each other, trying to gum up their rivals.’
    • ‘The larvae of spiny-headed worms develop in various species of crustaceans or insects.’
    • ‘Flukes, tapeworms, spiny-headed worms and roundworms are the four main types of internal parasites.’
    • ‘Fish act as the main hosts for the adults of spiny-headed worms in the class Eocanthocephala, with crustaceans and aquatic insects acting as intermediate hosts.’
    • ‘This spiny-headed worm uses the spines on its head to attach to the small intestine of a fish.’