scolex

(redirected from scoleces)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
Peripheral scoleces in brood capsules were affected after 20 minutes of exposure, but central ones were apparently normal (Figure 2).
Microscopic examination revealed a fibrous wall from the luminal side lined by hyaline lamellae with dispersed scoleces projecting into the lumen and minimal multifocal lymphocytic and giant cells reactions.
(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.