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 sc&omacron;l&emacron;x, from Greek sk&omacron;l&emacron;x, worm.
of a tapeworm