A genus of tongue worms of the family Porocephalidae, of which the adult worms or larvae cause porocephaliasis in a number of animal species, including humans.
[G. poros, pore, + kephalē, head]
a genus of helminthoid arthropods. The species parasitic in humans have been assigned to other genera.See: Armillifer
internal parasites in the class Pentastomida and the family Porocephalidae.
Porocephalus clavatus, Porocephalus crotali, Porocephalus subulifer
the adults of these wormlike arthropods are found in the respiratory passages of large snakes. Heavy infestations may kill the snakes.