Scolex

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scolex (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scolex PI. scoleces (skō˙-lē′ sēz), erroneously scolices (skol′ i-sēz). In Scolecida, the larva produced from the egg, which may by gemmation give rise to infertile deutoscoleces, or to ovigerous proglottides; the embryo of an entozoic worm, as a fluke or tape; a cystic worm or cysticercus; a hydatid. See cuts under Tænia.
    • n scolex [capitalized] An old genus of worms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scolex the embryo of an entozoic worm
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. skw`lhx worm, grub
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. skōlēx, a worm.

Usage

In literature:

Insects, producing a scolex (or grub).
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
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