Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the segments of a tapeworm; they contain both male and female reproductive organs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Proglottis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the detached sexually mature segments of a tapeworm or tænia; a proglottis.

Etymologies

Greek proglōttis, proglōttid-, tip of the tongue (from its shape) : pro-, before; see pro-2 + glōtta, tongue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Each segment of their body is a self contained unit called a proglottid and they soak up the nutrients they need through their skin.

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  • This approach is so successful that the rest of the internet just gives the hell up Born helpless, nude and unable to provide for himself, Lore Sjöberg eventually overcame these handicaps to become a prognosticator, a progressive and a proglottid.

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  • Cestodes are hermaphroditic with a complete reproductive system on each proglottid.

    Platyhelminthes

  • In many cases the terminal proglottid packed with eggs breaks away from the strobila and is freed within the feces

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  • At copulation the cirrus of the male is everted into the vaginal opening of the proglottid of an adjacent worm.

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  • Each proglottid contains one set of male reproductive organs and one set of female reproductive organs.

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  • [4] Each proglottid fertilizes and stores hundreds of eggs, the more mature proglottids are at the posterior end of the tapeworm.

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  • [6] When fully matured a proglottid breaks off (a terminal proglotted) it is excreted in the host's feces.

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  • A tapeworm's life cycle starts as an egg (once contained in a proglottid) that has been excreted in a host's feces.

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  • [5] When fully matured a proglottid breaks off (a terminal proglotted) it is excreted in the host's feces.

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