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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.]


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]


(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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MRI * Live forms have a characteristic appearance: fluid-filled lesions containing an inverted scoleces, surrounded by thin low-signal capsule.
The primary hydatid disease of the bone, caused by Echinococcus granulosus is formed when the scoleces are localized in the bone, and it is seen in 1% to 2.
None of the tetrathyridia showed any morphological evidence of asexual proliferation such as buds or multiple or split scoleces.