phyllidium

noun
phyl·​lid·​i·​um | \ fə̇ˈlidēəm \
plural phyllidia\ -​ēə \

Definition of phyllidium

: 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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History and Etymology for phyllidium

New Latin, from phyll- + -idium

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“Phyllidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyllidium. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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