pl. sco·le′ces· or sco·li·ces
the head of a tapeworm, provided with hooks or suckers and acting as a holdfast in the intestine of a host
Origin of scolexModern Latin ; from Classical Greek sk?l?x, grub, worm ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kel-, to bend, twist from source Classical Latin coluber, serpent
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.
Origin of scolexNew Latin scōlēx, from Greek skōlēx, worm.
of a tapeworm