Sco"lex (?), n.; pl. Scoleces (#). [NL., from Gr. worm, grub.] Zool. (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.


One of the Scolecida.


© Webster 1913.

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