Definition of proscolex in English:

proscolex

noun

Zoology
rare
  • The six-hooked embryo or first larval stage of a tapeworm.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Annals and Magazine of Natural History. From post-classical Latin proscolex from pro- + scolex.

Pronunciation

proscolex

/prəʊˈskəʊˌlɛks/