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.
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- 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.
Behind the scolex is the narrow neck which is proliferative (produces all each segment) and gives rise to the body segments called strobila.
Adults are dorso-ventrally flattened but unlike other flatworms possess is an anterior, suckered head region called a scolex for attachment to their host.
Almost all of the tapeworm's metabolism is dedicated to reproduction; inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.
Almost all of the taeworm's metabolism is dedicated to reproduction; inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.
Inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.
Porch, p458) tapeworm's metabolism is dedicated to reproduction; inside the scolex is a complete set of male and female reproductive organs.
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.
The head or scolex is adorned with hooks and suckers that enable the cestode to attach to the gut lining.
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.
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.