plerocercoid

[pleer-oh-sur-koid]
noun Zoology.
the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult.
Compare procercoid.


Origin:
1905–10; < Greek plḗr(ēs) full + -o- + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid

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plerocercoid ple·ro·cer·coid (plēr'ō-sûr'koid')
n.
The infective larva of some tapeworms, characterized by its solid elongated body.

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Therefore, eating live tadpoles poses a high risk for plerocercoid infection and must be discouraged.
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