Scoleces
Scolex Sco"lex, n.; pl. {Scoleces}. [NL., from Gr. skw`lhx worm, grub.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm. See Illust. of {Echinococcus}. (b) One of the Scolecida. [1913 Webster]

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