Definition of plerocercoid in US English:

plerocercoid

noun

Zoology
  • An unsegmented worm-like larval form of certain tapeworms which develops from the procercoid.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or of the nature of a plerocercoid.

Origin

Early 20th century. From German Plerocercoid from Hellenistic Greek πληρο- + ancient Greek κέρκος tail + German -oid.

Pronunciation

plerocercoid

/ˌplɪərə(ʊ)ˈsəːkɔɪd/