plural anapolyses
: the retention of ripe proglottids throughout life (as in most pseudophyllidean tapeworms) compare apolysis

Word History


New Latin, from an- + apolysis

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anapolysis was in 1951

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“Anapolysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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