Gyrocotylidae

Gyrocotylidae

[¦jī·rō·kä′til·əd·ē]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of tapeworms of the subclass Cestodaria; species are intestinal parasites of chimaeroid fishes and are characterized by an anterior eversible proboscis and a posterior ruffled adhesive organ.
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