[spahy-nee-hed-id] /ˈspaɪ niˌhɛd ɪd/
any of a small group of endoparasites of the phylum Acanthocephala, as larvae parasitic in insects and crustaceans and as adults in various vertebrates.
spiny-headed worm spin·y-head·ed worm (spī’nē-hěd’ĭd)
noun 1. any of numerous iguanid lizards of the genus Sceloporus, common in North and Central America, usually having keeled scales that may end in a sharp point.
noun 1. any of several edible crustaceans of the family Palinuridae, differing from the true lobsters in having a spiny shell and lacking the large pincers. spiny lobster noun 1. any of various large edible marine decapod crustaceans of the genus Palinurus and related genera, having a very tough spiny carapace Also called rock lobster, […]
noun 1. any of various ratlike rodents of the genus Echimys, inhabiting forests of Central and South America, most having bristly fur.
adjective 1. spiny-finned.