Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [capitalized] An old genus of worms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun One of the Scolecida.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin scōlēx, from Greek skōlēx, worm.]

Examples

  • 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

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

    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 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 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 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 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 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]

  • 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]

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