Definitions

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

  • n. The knoblike anterior end of a tapeworm, having suckers or hooklike parts that in the adult stage serve as organs of attachment to the host on which the tapeworm is parasitic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The structure at the rear end of a tapeworm which, in the adult, has suckers and hooks by which it attaches itself to a host.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.
  • n. One of the Scolecida.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. PI. scoleces (skō˙-lē′ sēz), erroneously scolices (skol′ i-sēz). In Scolecida, the larva produced from the egg, which may by gemmation give rise to infertile deutoscoleces, or to ovigerous proglottides; the embryo of an entozoic worm, as a fluke or tape; a cystic worm or cysticercus; a hydatid. See cuts under Tænia.
  • n. [capitalized] An old genus of worms.

Etymologies

New Latin scōlēx, from Greek skōlēx, worm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Behind the scolex is the narrow neck which is proliferative (produces all each segment) and gives rise to the body segments called strobila.

    Platyhelminthes

  • Adults are dorso-ventrally flattened but unlike other flatworms possess is an anterior, suckered head region called a scolex for attachment to their host.

    Platyhelminthes

  • Almost all of the tapeworm's metabolism is dedicated to reproduction; inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Almost all of the taeworm's metabolism is dedicated to reproduction; inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Porch, p458) tapeworm's metabolism is dedicated to reproduction; inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • The scolex is often minute compared to the rest of the body and is generally a four sided knob with suckers or hooks for attachment to the host gut wall.

    Platyhelminthes

  • The head or scolex is adorned with hooks and suckers that enable the cestode to attach to the gut lining.

    Platyhelminthes

  • Now that out of which it is made is the material; this some animals have in its first form within themselves, taking it from the female parent, as all those which are not born alive but produced as a scolex or an egg; others receive it from the mother for a long time by sucking, as the young of all those which are not only externally but also internally viviparous.

    On the Generation of Animals

  • I say that the former generate a scolex, for we must put down caterpillars also and the product of spiders as a sort of scolex.

    On the Generation of Animals

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