plerocercoid

plerocercoid
A stage in the development of a tapeworm following the procercoid stage, which develops in an animal serving as the second or subsequent intermediate host; a wormlike nonsegmented larva with an invaginated scolex at one end, usually unencysted in the flesh of various fishes, reptiles, or amphibians, the ingestion of which transmits the parasite to the final host. SEE ALSO: Diphyllobothrium latum. [G. pleres, full, complete, + kerkos, tail]

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ple·ro·cer·coid .plir-ō-'sər-.kȯid n the solid elongate infective larva of some tapeworms esp. of the order Pseudophyllidea usu. occurring in the muscles of fishes

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n.
a larval stage of certain tapeworms, such as Diphyllobothrium. It differs from the cysticercus (another larval form) in being solid and in lacking a cyst or bladder.

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ple·ro·cer·coid (ple″ro-surґkoid) [Gr. plēroun to complete + cerc- + -oid] the wormlike completed larval stage of certain tapeworms, found in the tissues of vertebrates and invertebrates.

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  • plerocercoid — noun Etymology: Greek plērēs full + kerkos tail more at full Date: 1906 the solid elongate infective larva of some tapeworms usually occurring in the muscles of fishes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plerocercoid — n. [Gr. pleres, full; kerkos, tail; eidos, like] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) An elongate metacestode developed from a procercoid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • plerocercoid — /plear oh serr koyd/, n. Zool. the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult. Cf. procercoid. [1905 10; < Gk plér(es) full + O + Gk kérk(os) tail + OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • plerocercoid — ple·ro·cer·coid …   English syllables

  • plerocercoid — n. a larval stage of certain tapeworms, such as Diphyllobothrium latum. It differs from the cysticercus (another larval form) in being solid and in lacking a cyst or bladder …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • plerocercoid — ˌplirəˈsərˌkȯid noun ( s) Etymology: plero (from Greek plērēs full) + cerc + oid : the solid elongate infective larva of pseudophyllidean and some other tapeworms usually occurring in the muscles of fishes compare cysticercus, procercoid …   Useful english dictionary

  • plerocercoid stage — (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A third stage larva of Pseudophyllidea and Proteocephalidea with a solid body …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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