from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The infective larval form of certain tapeworms, having a solid wormlike body and developing from the procercoid.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The solid elongate larva, with no bladder, of some cestodes, as Bothriocephalus latus, an intestinal parasite found in man and the dog. Compare
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun biology The last
larval formfound in the second intermediate hostof many Cestodawith aquatic life cycles.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek plērēs, full, infected; see pelə- in Indo-European roots + kerkos, tail + –oid.]