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Cestode

Definition noun, plural: cestodes A common name for the species belonging to the class Cestoda Supplement Phylum... Read More

Flatworm

Definition noun, plural: flatworms Any of the worms (e.g. tapeworms, trematodes, planarians, etc.) belonging to the phylum... Read More

Coracidium

Coracidium The ciliated first-stage aquatic embryo of pseudophyllid and other cestodes with aquatic cycles; within the... Read More

Hooklets

Hooklets 1. Clawlike, retractile chitinous hooks that encircle or line the rostellum of the scolex of certain taenioid... Read More

Cyclozoonosis

Cyclozoonosis a zoonosis that requires more than one vertebrate host (but no invertebrate) for completion of the life cycle;... Read More

Hexacanth

Hexacanth The motile six-hooked first-stage larva of cyclophyllidean cestodes; it emerges from the egg and actively claws... Read More

Scolex

The scolex or "head" of a tapeworm. Attaches to the intestine of the definitive host. In some groups, the scolex is... Read More