infection with worms of the phylum Acanthocephala.
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An illness caused by infection with a species of Acanthocephala.
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acanthocephaliasisInfection by Acanthocephala, a large phylum of parasitic nematodes, which have complex life cycles involving multiple hosts, including invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals.
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