plerocercoid

[ pleer-oh-sur-koid ]
/ ˌplɪər oʊˈsɜr kɔɪd /

noun Zoology.

the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult.

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Origin of plerocercoid

1905–10; < Greek plḗr(ēs) full + -o- + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid
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Medical definitions for plerocercoid

plerocercoid
[ plîr′ō-sûrkoid′ ]

n.

The infective larva of some tapeworms, characterized by its solid elongated body.
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