procercoid

noun
pro·cer·coid | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid \

Definition of procercoid 

: the solid first parasitic larva of some tapeworms that develops usually in the body cavity of a copepod

First Known Use of procercoid

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for procercoid

pro- + Greek kerkos tail

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procercoid

noun
pro·cer·coid | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid \

Medical Definition of procercoid 

: the solid first parasitic larva of some tapeworms that develops usually in the body cavity of a copepod

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