Proglottid meaning

-glŏt'ĭs
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.
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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.
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One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.
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Any of the segments of a tapeworm; they contain both male and female reproductive organs.
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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