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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.]
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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]
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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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