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[pleer-oh-sur-koid] /ˌplɪər oʊˈsɜr kɔɪd/
noun, Zoology
the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult.
Compare procercoid.
Origin of plerocercoid
1905-10; < Greek plḗr(ēs) full + -o- + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Therefore, eating live tadpoles poses a high risk for plerocercoid infection and must be discouraged.
plerocercoid in Medicine

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

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