Medical Definition of Cercomer

1. The caudal appendage of a larval cestode, the procercoid stage of pseudophyllid cestodes; it may also be found on the cysticercoid larvae of taenioid cestodes, as well as in many of the hymenolepidids (e.g., Hymenolepis nana). This appendage frequently bears the hooks originally used by the hexacanth in clawing its way into the intermediate host in which the procercoid or other larval stage develops. Origin: G. Kerkos, tail + meros, part (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cercomer

cercal
cercaria
cercariae
cercarial
cercarian
cercarians
cercarias
cerchiaraite
cerci
cercidosome
cercises
cerclage
cercocebus
cercocebus atys
cercocystis
cercomer (current term)
cercomonad
cercopithecid
cercopithecidae
cercopithecids
cercopithecinae
cercopithecine
cercopithecines
cercopithecoid
cercopithecoids
cercopithecus
cercopithecus aethiops
cercopod
cercopods
cercus

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