<zoology> An order of curious parasitic worms found on crinoids. The body is short and disklike, with four pairs of suckers and five pairs of hook-bearing parapodia on the under side.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Myzein to suck + stoma, -atos, mouth.

(01 Mar 1998)

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