plerocercoid

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noun ple·ro·cer·coid \ˌplir-ō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid\

Definition of plerocercoid

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

Origin and Etymology of plerocercoid

Greek plērēs full + kerkos tail — more at full


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

plerocercoid

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noun ple·ro·cer·coid \ˌplir-ō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid\

Medical Definition of plerocercoid

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


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