follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

plerocercoid

[pleer-oh-sur-koid] /ˌplɪər oʊˈsɜr kɔɪd/
noun, Zoology
1.
the wormlike larval stage of some tapeworms, intermediate between the first parasitic larval stage and adult.
Compare procercoid.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Greek plḗr(ēs) full + -o- + Greek kérk(os) tail + -oid
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for plerocercoid
  • 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')
n.
The infective larva of some tapeworms, characterized by its solid elongated body.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for plerocercoid

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for plerocercoid

19
0
Scrabble Words With Friends