ana·​pol·​y·​sis | \ ˌanəˈpäləsə̇s \
plural anapolyses\ -​əˌsēz \

Definition of anapolysis

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

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Other Words from anapolysis

anapolytic \ (ˈ)a¦napə¦litik , ¦anəp-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of anapolysis

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anapolysis

New Latin, from an- + apolysis

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“Anapolysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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