procercoid

noun
pro·​cer·​coid | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid How to pronounce procercoid (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procercoid. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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procercoid

noun
pro·​cer·​coid | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈsər-ˌkȯid How to pronounce procercoid (audio) \

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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