from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The infective larva of some tapeworms, characterized by its solid elongated body.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The last larval form found in the second intermediate host of many Cestoda with aquatic life cycles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The solid elongate larva, with no bladder, of some cestodes, as Bothriocephalus latus, an intestinal parasite found in man and the dog. Compare plerocestoid.
Greek plērēs, full, infected; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots + kerkos, tail + -oid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)