'Head' or holdfast organ of a tapeworm.
; plural Scoleces
. [ New Latin , from Greek skw`lhx
worm, grub.] (Zoology) (a)
The embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm. See Illust.
of Echinococ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/34
(sko´leks) the attachment organ (mouth) of a tapeworm.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm. See Illust. of Echinococcus. • (n.) One of the Scolecida.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/scolex/
(from the article `flatworm`) Regeneration, although rare in the parasitic worms in general, does occur in the cestodes. Most tapeworms appear to be capable of regeneration from ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/48
scolex (s), scoleces (pl) 1. The head of a tapeworm, with suckers or hooks that enable the parasitic worm to attach itself to its host. 2. The knoblike anterior end of a tapeworm, having suckers or hooklike parts that in the adult stage serve as organs of attachment to the host on which the tapeworm is parasitic. 3. The head of a tapeworm ...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1912/
Type: Term Pronunciation: skō′leks, skō′le-sēz, skō′li-sēz Definitions: 1. The head or anterior end of a tapeworm attached by suckers, and frequently by rostellar hooks, to the wall of the intestine; it is formed within the hydatid cyst in Echinococcus, within a cysticercus in Taenia, a cysticercoid in Hym...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=80283
The "head" of a tapeworm parasite, armed with hooks or suckers and used for attachment and locomotion.Found on http://www.thehorse.com/Glossary.xhtml?L=S
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