Proglottis
Proglottis Pro*glot"tis, n.; pl. {Proglottides}. [NL. fr. Gr. ? the tip of the tongue; ? forward + ? the tongue.] (Zo["o]l) One of the free, or nearly free, segments of a tapeworm. It contains both male and female reproductive organs, and is capable of a brief independent existence. [1913 Webster]

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  • proglottis — [ prɔglɔtis ] n. m. • 1843; lat. sav. , du gr. pro et glottis « langue », à cause de sa forme ♦ Zool. Anneau d un ver cestode (ténia, etc.). ⇒ strobile. Les proglottis sont placés en arrière du scolex. ● proglottis nom masculin (latin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • proglottis — noun (plural proglottides) Etymology: New Latin proglottid , proglottis, from Greek proglōttis tip of the tongue, from pro + glōtta tongue more at gloss Date: 1855 proglottid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Proglottis — Als Proglottis (Plural Proglottiden; gr. Pro, vor und Glossa, Genitiv Glottis, Zunge) wird ein einzelnes, segmentähnliches Fortpflanzungsglied (Pseudosegment) eines Bandwurms bezeichnet. Bandwürmer (Cestoda) bestehen aus einem Kopf (Scolex) und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • proglottis — n.; pl. ides [Gr. pro, before; glotta, tongue] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A proglottid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • proglottis — proglottic, proglottidean, adj. /proh glot is/, n., pl. proglottides / glot i deez /. Zool. one of the segments or joints of a tapeworm, containing complete reproductive systems, usually both male and female. Also, proglottid /proh glot id/.… …   Universalium

  • proglottis — SYN: proglottid. * * * pro·glot·tis ( )prō glät əs n, pl glot·ti·des glät ə .dēz PROGLOTTID * * * n. (pl. proglottids or proglottides) one of the segments of a tapeworm. Mature segments, situated at the posterior end of the worm, each consist… …   Medical dictionary

  • proglottis — prəʊ glÉ‘tɪs / glÉ’t n. body segment containing the reproductive organs of tapeworms (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proglottis — pro·glot·tis …   English syllables

  • proglottis — n.; pl. proglottids or proglottides one of the segments of a tapeworm. Mature segments, situated at the posterior end of the worm, each consist mainly of a branched uterus packed with eggs …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • proglottis — /proʊˈglɒtəs/ (say proh glotuhs) noun (plural proglottides /proʊˈglɒtədiz/ (say proh glotuhdeez)) one of the segments or joints of a tapeworm, containing complete reproductive systems, usually both male and female. Also, proglottid /proʊˈglɒtəd/… …   Australian English dictionary

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