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procercoid

[proh-sur-koid] /proʊˈsɜr kɔɪd/
noun, Zoology.
1.
an elongate larval stage of some tapeworms that usually develops in the body of a freshwater copepod.
Compare plerocercoid.
Origin of procercoid
1925-1930
1925-30; pro-2 + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid
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procercoid in Medicine

procercoid pro·cer·coid (prō-sûr'koid)
n.
The first stage in the aquatic life cycle of certain tapeworms following ingestion of the newly hatched larva by a copepod.

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