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procercoid

procercoid

noun pro·cer·coid \(ˌ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkid\

Definition of PROCERCOID

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

Origin of PROCERCOID

pro- + Greek kerkos tail
First Known Use: 1918

procercoid

noun pro·cer·coid \(ˈ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkid\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROCERCOID

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

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