Medical Dictionary


noun sco·lex \ˈskō-ˌleks\
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

Illustration of SCOLEX


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