: a segment of a tapeworm containing both male and female reproductive organs
Examples of proglottid in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebFrom there, tapeworms grow a bunch of little segments called proglottids, which contain eggs, and are often passed out of the body with the host's stool.
Maria Masters, Health.com, 24 May 2018
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: one of the segments of a tapeworm formed by a process of strobilation in the neck region of the worm, containing both male and female reproductive organs, and surviving briefly after breaking away from the strobila