The scolex is distinguishable from that of the other human tape-worms in possessing a triple circle of hooks.
This mother is usually called the head of the tnia, or more properly the scolex.
As obtains in Cysticercus fasciolaris of the mouse the scolex of Tetr.
The scolex is about the size of a pin-head, and is surrounded by four sucking discs, but has no hooklets (Fig. 96).
An acaris, the Trichodectes, lives in the hair of young dogs and harbours the scolex of this cestode.
In this form the scolex is contained in a sac of connective tissue induced by the presence of the parasite.
There are some grounds for comparing the scolex to the Cercaria of Trematodes, cf. Archigetes.
The scolex has long been known, and was regarded as a distinct parasite, with the name of Cysticercus cellulos.
The scolex or higher larval stage of growth forms the well-known pork measle or Cysticercus (tel) cellulos of authors.
The proglottides are sexually complete individuals, derived from the scolex by budding.
"embryo stage of a tapeworm," 1852, from Modern Latin scolex (plural scoleces), from Greek skolex "worm," related to skolyptesthai "to twist and turn," from PIE *skel- (3) "crooked" (see scoliosis).
scolex sco·lex (skō'lěks')
n. pl. sco·lex·es or sco·li·ces or sco·le·ces (-lĭ-sēz')
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.