scolex

noun sco·lex \ ˈskō-ˌleks \

Definition of scolex

plural scolices play \ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz\ also scoleces play \ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz, ˈskä-\
:the head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage

Origin and Etymology of 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 \

medical Definition of scolex

plural scolices play \ˈskō-lə-ˌsēz\ also scoleces play \ˈskäl-ə-ˌsēz, ˈskōl-\ or scolexes
:the head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage from which the proglottids are produced by budding

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