proglottid

noun pro·glot·tid \ (ˌ)prō-ˈglä-təd \

Definition of proglottid

: a segment of a tapeworm containing both male and female reproductive organs

Origin and Etymology of proglottid

New Latin proglottis

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proglottid

noun pro·glot·tid \ (ˈ)prō-ˈglät-əd \

medical Definition of proglottid

: 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

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