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Definition of proscolex

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.
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.

Meaning of proscolex from wikipedia

- Cysticercus (pl. cysticerci) is a scientific name given to the young tapeworms (larvae) belonging to the genus Taenia. It is a small, sac-like vesicle...