Medical Dictionary

scolex


scolex

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

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

March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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