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ProscolexProscolex 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. proscolexRedia 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.
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