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noun, plural scoleces
[skoh-lee-seez] /skoʊˈli siz/ (Show IPA), scolices
[skol-uh-seez, skoh-luh-] /ˈskɒl əˌsiz, ˈskoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
the anterior, headlike segment of a tapeworm, having suckers, hooks, or the like, for attachment.
noun (pl) scoleces (skəʊˈliːsiːz), scolices (ˈskɒlɪˌsiːz; ˈskəʊ-)
the headlike part of a tapeworm, bearing hooks and suckers by which the animal is attached to the tissues of its host

scolex sco·lex (skō’lěks’)
n. pl. sco·lex·es or sco·li·ces or sco·le·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.


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