Definition of Proglottis

1. n. One of the free, or nearly free, segments of a tapeworm. It contains both male and female reproductive organs, and is capable of a brief independent existence.



Definition of Proglottis

1. Noun. One of the free, or nearly free, segments of a tapeworm. It contains both male and female reproductive organs, and is capable of a brief independent existence. ¹

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Definition of Proglottis

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proglottis

progestin
progestins
progestogen
progestogenic
progestogens
progged
progger
proggers
progging
proggins
proglottic
proglottid
proglottides
proglottids
proglottis (current term)
proglumide
proglycolytic
prognathic
prognathism
prognathisms
prognathous
prognose
prognosed
prognoses
prognosing
prognosis
prognostic
prognosticable
prognostically

Literary usage of Proglottis

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... as the hinder margin°of the proglottis contracts forcibly when the next one has left it, the transverse vessel gives rise to the rounded vesicle which ..."

2. On Animal and Vegetable Parasites of the Human Body: A Manual of Their by Friedrich Küchenmeister (1857)
"What cestode proglottis have we before us in any particular trematode worm ? With those Trematoda which dwell in the blood ..."

3. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"C., transverse excretory canal; jV., lateral longitudinal nerve ; II'.. longitudinal excretory canal; T., testicles scattered throughout the proglottis; ..."

4. A Dictionary of Hygiène and Public Health: Comprising Sanitary Chemistry by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Ambroise Tardieu (1876)
"109. proglottis, and is hermaphrodite, containing male and female organs of generation. Fig. ... shows the parts of a mature proglottis of the T. ..."

5. Chemical and Microscopical Diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"of the proglottis and are most easily seen if the worm is soaked in water. (Fig. 91.) The eggs measure 45 by 68 to 71 micra. They are of a brown color and ..."

6. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"Figure 2 represents the distal half of a segment, or ' proglottis,' as it may be seen before the great accumulation of ova in the uterus has caused the ..."

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