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procercoid

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noun pro·cer·coid \(ˌ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid\

Definition of procercoid

  1. :  the solid first parasitic larva of some tapeworms that develops usually in the body cavity of a copepod



Origin and Etymology of procercoid

pro- + Greek kerkos tail


First Known Use: 1918


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procercoid

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noun pro·cer·coid \(ˈ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid\

Medical Definition of procercoid

  1. :  the solid first parasitic larva of some tapeworms that develops usually in the body cavity of a copepod




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