Definition of procercoid in English:

procercoid

noun

Zoology
  • The earliest parasitic form of the larval stage of certain tapeworms, in which the body is solid and has begun to develop a scolex but retains the posterior hooks found in the preceding embryonic stage.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. From pro- + ancient Greek κέρκος tail + -oid, after French procercoïde.

Pronunciation

procercoid

/prəʊˈsəːkɔɪd/