- one of the segments or joints of a tapeworm, containing complete reproductive systems, usually both male and female.
Also pro·glot·tid [proh-glot-id] /proʊˈglɒt ɪd/.
Origin of proglottis
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In the Hunterian collection there is a proglottid showing twenty-two sexual orifices.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- any of the segments that make up the body of a tapeworm. Each contains reproductive organs and separates from the worm when filled with fertilized eggs
C19: from Greek proglōssis, proglōttis point of the tongue, from pro- ² + glōssa, glōtta (so called because of its shape)
- One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.proglottis
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