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procercoid

[proh-sur-koid]
noun Zoology.
  1. an elongate larval stage of some tapeworms that usually develops in the body of a freshwater copepod.
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Compare plerocercoid.

Origin of procercoid

1925–30; pro-2 + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid
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procercoid in Medicine

procercoid

(prō-sûrkoid)
n.
  1. 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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