What is a scolex?
A scolex is the "mouth" of a tapeworm. It is lined with suckers and hooks which help attach the tapeworm to its host.
How does the scolex of the tapeworms compare in size to a proglottid near the scolex and near the posterior end?
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The tapeworms belong to another branch of the platyhelminths known as the cestodes. Like the flukes, they are flat in cross-section, they are entirely parasitic and are hermaphroditic. However, the tapeworms are highly specialised parasites. Many of their organ systems have disappeared in their millions of years of parasitic existence, and there is no free-living organism which even closely resembles them. The common ancestor which the tapeworms had with the other platyhelminths has been lost…
No; they lack a mouth and anus. Tapeworms depend on the diffusion of already digested nutrients through their body surfaces. The scolex that might appear to be a mouth is actually not an opening at all: it contains hooks to allow the worm to attach itself to the host's intestines. An organism which is considered to possess a complete gut will have a mouth, stomach, and anus.
What are some six letter words with 1st letter S and 3rd letter O and 5th letter E and 6th letter X?
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