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 of proglottid; from Modern Latin proglottis (gen. proglottidis) ; from Classical Greek pro-, forward + glōtta, the tongue: see pro- and amp; glottis
nounpl. pro·glot·tids also pro·glot·ti·des
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.
Origin of proglottidGreek proglōttis, proglōttid-, tip of the tongue (from its shape) : pro-, before; see pro–2 + glōtta, tongue.
- pro·glot′tic, pro′glot·ti·de′an
- Any of the segments of a tapeworm; they contain both male and female reproductive organs