plerocercoid


ple·ro·cer·coid

noun \ˌplir-ō-ˈsər-ˌkid\

Definition of PLEROCERCOID

:  the solid elongate infective larva of some tapeworms usually occurring in the muscles of fishes

Origin of PLEROCERCOID

Greek plērēs full + kerkos tail — more at full
First Known Use: 1906

ple·ro·cer·coid

noun \ˌplir-ō-ˈsər-ˌkid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLEROCERCOID

: the solid elongate infective larva of some tapeworms especially of the order Pseudophyllidea usually occurring in the muscles of fishes

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