scoleco-, scolec-, scoleci-

(Greek: worm)

Glossoscolecidae
A large family of earthworms native to South and Central America.
Megascolecidae
A family of earthworms which are native to Australia, New Zealand, Southeast and East Asia, and North America.
scolecida
A large group worms including a vast number of species, most of which are parasitic.
scoleciform
Resembling a tapeworm scolex.
scoleciphobia
The morbid fear of worms.
scolecoid
Resembling a worm.
scolecology
The scientific study of parasitic worms.
Scolecomorphidae
Legless amphibians which superficially resemble worms or snakes.

They are rarely seen due to their habit of burrowing under the soil.

scolecophagia, scolecophagous, scolecophagy
1. The eating of worms.
2. Feeding on worms.
3. Being eaten by worms.
scolex (s), scoleces (pl)
1. The head of a tapeworm, with suckers or hooks that enable the parasitic worm to attach itself to its host.
2. The knoblike anterior end of a tapeworm, having suckers or hooklike parts that in the adult stage serve as organs of attachment to the host on which the tapeworm is parasitic.
3. The head of a tapeworm either in the larva or adult stage; or the embryo produced directly from the egg in a metagenetic series, especially the larva of a tapeworm or other parasitic worm.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, with: "insects, bugs, worms; invertebrates": aphidi-; api-; ascari-; culci-; Dung Beetle Survival; Dung Beetles Important; Eating Worms; entomo-; formic-; Guinea worms; helmintho-; insecto-; Insects: Importance; isopter-; larvi-; lepidopter-; meliss-; mosquito; Mosquito, other Languages; Mosquitoes, Pt. 1; Mosquitoes, Pt. 2; myrmeco-; scarab; sphec-; taeni-; termit-; vermo-.