Denoting members of the protozoan suborder Acephalina (order Eugregarinida), characterized by simple noncompartmentalized bodies, that parasitize invertebrates.

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  • acephaline — aceph·a·line …   English syllables

  • acephaline — adjective see acephalina …   Useful english dictionary

  • cephalont — Adult stage of a cephaline gregarine, a sporozoan parasite commonly found in arthropods and other invertebrate hosts. The body is usually divided by a septum into an anterior epimerite and protomerite …   Medical dictionary

  • monocystis — ˈsistə̇s noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from mon + cystis : a genus (the type of the family Monocystidae) of acephaline gregarines not having the protoplasm divided into segments by septa and including internal parasites of… …   Useful english dictionary

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