Definition of kinorhynch in US English:

kinorhynch

noun

Zoology
  • See Kinorhyncha

    • ‘I especially enjoy working with polychaete fauna, but kinorhynchs are a close second.’
    • ‘Discovered in 1983, these tiny worms have a spiny head, and so resemble the kinorhynchs to which they are related.’
    • ‘However, one part of that group - the priapulids, kinorhynchs, and loriciferans - appears to form a group in its own right.’
    • ‘Other abundant meiofaunal groups in the deep sea include kinorhynchs and ostracodes.’
    • ‘The kinorhynch body is divided into 3 regions: head (= introvert), very short neck, and trunk.’

Pronunciation

kinorhynch

/ˈkē-/