pro glottis

proglottis

[proh-glot-is]
noun, plural proglottides [proh-glot-i-deez] . Zoology.
one of the segments or joints of a tapeworm, containing complete reproductive systems, usually both male and female.
Also, proglottid [proh-glot-id] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin, for Greek proglōssís point of the tongue. See pro-2, glottis

proglottic, proglottidean, adjective
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proglottis or proglottid (prəʊˈɡlɒtɪs)
 
n , pl -glottides
any of the segments that make up the body of a tapeworm. Each contains reproductive organs and separates from the worm when filled with fertilized eggs
 
[C19: from Greek proglōssis, proglōttis point of the tongue, from pro-² + glōssa, glōtta (so called because of its shape)]
 
proglottid or proglottid (prəʊˈɡlɒtɪs, -ˈɡlɒtɪˌdiːz)
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek proglōssis, proglōttis point of the tongue, from pro-² + glōssa, glōtta (so called because of its shape)]
 
pro'glottic or proglottid
 
adj
 
proglot'tidean or proglottid
 
adj

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