acanthesthesia a·can·thes·the·sia (ə-kān’thěs-thē’zhə)
An abnormal sensation as of a pinprick.
any of several plants of the genus Acanthus, of the Mediterranean region, having spiny or toothed leaves and showy, white or purplish flowers. Compare . an architectural ornament, as in the Corinthian capital, resembling the leaves of this plant. adjective of or resembling an acanthus decorated with acanthus leaves noun (pl) -thuses, -thi (-θaɪ) any […]
acanthion acanthion acan·thi·on (ə-kān’thē-ŏn’, -thē-ən) n. The tip of the anterior nasal spine.
the orthorhombic form of silver sulfide.
acanthocephala Acanthocephala A·can·tho·ceph·a·la (ə-kān’thə-sěf’ə-lə) n. Any of various worms of the phylum Acanthocephala that live parasitically in the intestines of vertebrates and are characterized by a cylindrical, retractile proboscis that bears many rows of hooked spines. Also called spiny-headed worm. a·can’tho·ceph’a·lan (-lən) or a·can’tho·ceph’a·lid (-lĭd) adj. Historical Examples The invertebrates: acanthocephala, Aschelminthes, and Endoprocta. The […]
any parasitic worm of the phylum or class Acanthocephala, having a proboscis covered with recurved hooks. belonging or pertaining to the Acanthocephala. noun any of the parasitic wormlike invertebrates of the phylum Acanthocephala, the adults of which have a spiny proboscis and live in the intestines of vertebrates adjective of, relating to, or belonging to […]