Linguatuloidea

Linguatuloidea

[liŋ‚gwach·ə′lōid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of pentastomid arthropods in the order Porocephalida; characterized by an elongate, ventrally flattened, annulate, posteriorly attenuated body, simple hooks on the adult, and binate hooks in the larvae.