scolex

noun
sco·lex | \ˈskō-ˌleks \
plural scolices\ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz \ also scoleces\ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz, ˈskä- \

Definition of scolex 

: the head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage

First Known Use of scolex

1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scolex

New Latin scolic-, scolex, from Greek skōlēk-, skōlēx worm; akin to Greek skolios crooked, skelos leg — more at isosceles

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scolex

noun
sco·lex | \ˈskō-ˌleks \
plural scolices\ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz \ also scoleces\ˈskäl-ə-ˌsēz, ˈskōl- \ or scolexes

Medical Definition of scolex 

: the head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage from which the proglottids are produced by budding

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