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 proglottidfrom Modern Latin proglottis (gen. proglottidis) from Classical Greek pro-, forward + gl?tta, the tongue: see pro- and 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