[ 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.
Compare procercoid.

Origin of plerocercoid

1905–10; < Greek plḗr(ēs) full + -o- + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for plerocercoid


[ plîr′ō-sûrkoid′ ]


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