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plerocercoid

[pleer-oh-sur-koid] /ˌplɪər oʊˈsɜr kɔɪd/
noun, Zoology.
1.
the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult.
Compare procercoid.
Origin of plerocercoid
1905-1910
1905-10; < Greek plḗr(ēs) full + -o- + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid
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plerocercoid in Medicine

plerocercoid ple·ro·cer·coid (plēr'ō-sûr'koid')
n.
The infective larva of some tapeworms, characterized by its solid elongated body.

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