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proglottis

[ proh-glot-is ]
/ pro蕣藞gl蓲t 瑟s /
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noun, plural pro路glot路ti路des [proh-glot-i-deez]. /pro蕣藞gl蓲t 瑟藢diz/. Zoology.
one of the segments or joints of a tapeworm, containing complete reproductive systems, usually both male and female.
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Also pro路glot路tid [proh-glot-id]. /pro蕣藞gl蓲t 瑟d/.

Origin of proglottis

1850鈥55; <New Latin, for Greek progl艒ss铆s point of the tongue. See pro-2, glottis

OTHER WORDS FROM proglottis

pro路glot路tic, pro路glot路tid路e路an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for proglottis

proglottis

proglottid

/ (pr蓹蕣藞伞l蓲t瑟s) /

noun plural -glottides (-藞伞l蓲t瑟藢di藧z)
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

Derived forms of proglottis

proglottic or proglottidean, adjective

Word Origin for proglottis

C19: from Greek progl艒ssis, progl艒ttis point of the tongue, from pro- 虏 + gl艒ssa, gl艒tta (so called because of its shape)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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