phyllidium

noun phyl·lid·i·um \fə̇ˈlidēəm\

Definition of phyllidium

plural

phyllidia

\-ēə\
  1. :  any of two or four complex muscular usually leaf-shaped or cuplike outgrowths from the lateral wall of the scolex of some tapeworms

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Origin and Etymology of phyllidium

New Latin, from phyll- + -idium


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