proglottid [prō glät′id]
proglottid definition by Webster's New World
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any of the segmentlike divisions of a tapeworm's body: each division has both male and female reproductive organs and is essentially an independent organism
Origin: ; from Modern Latin proglottis (gen. proglottidis) ; from Classical Greek pro-, forward plush glōtta, the tongue: see pro- and amp; glottis
proglottid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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also pro·glot·tis noun pl. pro·glot·tids
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.
Origin: Greek proglōttis, proglōttid-, tip of the tongue (from its shape) : pro-, before; see pro-2 + glōtta, tongue.
- pro·glotˈtic, proˌglot·ti·deˈan adjective
proglottid - Medical Definition
or pro·glot·tis noun pl. pro·glot·tids
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs. Also called proglottis.