Proglottid Definition

-glŏtĭs
proglottides, proglottids
noun
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.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Proglottid

Noun

Singular:
proglottid
Plural:
proglottids

Origin of Proglottid

  • Greek proglōttis proglōttid- tip of the tongue (from its shape) pro- before pro–2 glōtta tongue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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