pseudoscolex

noun

pseu·​do·​sco·​lex -ˈskō-ˌleks How to pronounce pseudoscolex (audio)
plural pseudoscolices -lə-ˌsēz How to pronounce pseudoscolex (audio)
: an altered group of anterior segments that in some tapeworms replaces the scolex and serves as a holdfast

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“Pseudoscolex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pseudoscolex. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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