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scolex Explained

scolex at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) scoleces
(pl) scolices

Scolex at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Scolex \Sco"lex\, n.; pl. {Scoleces}. [NL., from Gr. skw`lhx
worm, grub.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The embryo produced directly from the egg in a
metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or
other parasitic worm. See Illust. of {Echinococcus}.
(b) One of the Scolecida.

scolex at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » scolices|pl2=scolexes
  • The structure at the rear end of a tapeworm which, in the adult, has suckers and hooks by which it attaches itself to a host.
    1. 1859 Robert Bentley Todd - The Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology
    2. :The head, with the circle of hooklets and the four suckers, is then formed at the anterior part of the embryo, constituting now the scolex of Van Beneden.


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    Translation: pl » scolex
    Translation: ta » scolex
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