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sco·lex

 (skō′lĕks′)
n. pl. sco·li·ces (-lĭ-sēz′)
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.

[New Latin scōlēx, from Greek skōlēx, worm.]

scolex

(ˈskəʊlɛks)
n, pl scoleces (skəʊˈliːsiːz) or scolices (ˈskɒlɪˌsiːz; ˈskəʊ-)
(Zoology) the headlike part of a tapeworm, bearing hooks and suckers by which the animal is attached to the tissues of its host
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek skōlēx worm]

sco•lex

(ˈskoʊ lɛks)

n., pl. sco•le•ces (skoʊˈli siz)
scol•i•ces (ˈskɒl əˌsiz, ˈskoʊ lə-)
the frontal segment of a tapeworm, having suckers or hooks for attachment.
[1850–55; < Greek skṓlēx worm]
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2012) stated that Coenurus cysts found in their study were of small size and contained few scoleces in comparison to cyst size and number of scoleces reported for cerebral coenuri.
On microscopy, numerous hooklets and scoleces were found.
Cytological diagnosis by FNAC is established by the identification of scoleces, hooklets or fragments of laminated membrane (7).