plerocercoid

noun
ple·​ro·​cer·​coid | \ ˌplir-ō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid How to pronounce plerocercoid (audio) \

Definition of plerocercoid

: the solid elongate infective larva of some tapeworms usually occurring in the muscles of fishes

First Known Use of plerocercoid

1906, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plerocercoid

Greek plērēs full + kerkos tail — more at full

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“Plerocercoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plerocercoid. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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plerocercoid

noun
ple·​ro·​cer·​coid | \ ˌplir-ō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid How to pronounce plerocercoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of plerocercoid

: the solid elongate infective larva of some tapeworms especially of the order Pseudophyllidea usually occurring in the muscles of fishes

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