scolex


sco·lex

noun \ˈskō-ˌleks\
plural sco·li·ces \-lə-ˌsēz\ also sco·le·ces \ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz, ˈskä-\

Definition of SCOLEX

:  the head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage

Origin of SCOLEX

New Latin scolic-, scolex, from Greek skōlēk-, skōlēx worm; akin to Greek skolios crooked, skelos leg — more at isosceles
First Known Use: 1855

sco·lex

noun \ˈskō-ˌleks\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sco·li·ces \ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz\ also sco·le·ces \ˈskäl-ə-ˌsēz, ˈskōl-\ or scolexes

Medical Definition of SCOLEX

: the head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage from which the proglottids are produced by budding

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