proscolex
Redia Re"di*a (r?"d?*?), n.; pl. L. {Redi[ae]} (-[=e]), E. {Redias} (-?z). [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces, in the same way, either another generation of redi[ae], or else cercari[ae] within its own body. Called also {proscolex}, and {nurse}. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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  • Proscolex — Pro*sco lex, n.; pl. {Proscolices}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ?, ?, a worm.] (Zo[ o]l.) An early larval form of a trematode worm; a redia. See {Redia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proscolex — n. [Gr. pro, before; skolex, worm] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) The anterior part of a divided scolex …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • proscolex — Seldom used term for the embryonic form of a tapeworm. [pro + G. skolex, a worm] * * * pro·sco·lex skō .leks n ONCOSPHERE …   Medical dictionary

  • proscolex — pro·scolex …   English syllables

  • proscolex — prō+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from pro (I) + scolex : onchosphere …   Useful english dictionary

  • Proscolices — Proscolex Pro*sco lex, n.; pl. {Proscolices}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ?, ?, a worm.] (Zo[ o]l.) An early larval form of a trematode worm; a redia. See {Redia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nurse — Redia Re di*a (r? d?*?), n.; pl. L. {Redi[ae]} ( [=e]), E. {Redias} ( ?z). [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redia — Re di*a (r? d?*?), n.; pl. L. {Redi[ae]} ( [=e]), E. {Redias} ( ?z). [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rediae — Redia Re di*a (r? d?*?), n.; pl. L. {Redi[ae]} ( [=e]), E. {Redias} ( ?z). [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redias — Redia Re di*a (r? d?*?), n.; pl. L. {Redi[ae]} ( [=e]), E. {Redias} ( ?z). [NL.; of uncertain origin.] (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of larva, or nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. It in turn produces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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