n. [Gr. kerkos, tail; meros, part](PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda)A posterior, knob-like attachment on a procercoid or cysticercoid, usually bearing the hooks of the oncosphere.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.
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