• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Scolecida (Zoöl) Same as Helminthes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scolecida A class of Annuloida or worms, contrasting with Echinodermata, consisting of the wheel-animalcules, the turbellarians, and the trematoid, cestoid, and nematoid worms, including the gordians and Acanthocephala. This group was tentatively proposed, and the term has scarcely come into use. Huxley, 1869.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scolecida skō-les′i-da a class of worms consisting of the wheel-animalcules, turbellarians, trematode worms, &c
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Scolex
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skōlēx, a worm.


In literature:

By some they are classed with the Scolecida in the sub-kingdom Annuloida.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
SCOLECIDA, absence of secondary sexual characters in, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
SEVENTH STAGE: +Soft Worms (Scolecida)+.
"The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)" by Ernst Haeckel