neotenic procercoid

neotenic procercoid
(PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda)
In Caryophyllidea, adult Archigetes that reaches sexual maturity complete with cercomer.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • procercoid — n. [Gr. pro, before; kerkos, tail; eidos, like] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) The metacestode developing from the oncosphere, containing a body proper and caudal vestige of the oncosphere, the cercomere; see neotenic procercoid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • neotenic plerocercoid — (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) All adult Caryophyllidea, whose adult developmental forms are thought to be extinct; exception: Archigetes; see neotenic procercoid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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