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Cestoda

 [ses-to´dah]
a subclass of Cestoidea comprising the true tapeworms, which have a head (scolex) and segments (proglottids). The adults are endoparasitic in the alimentary tract and associated ducts of various vertebrate hosts; their larvae may be found in various organs and tissues.

Ces·to·da

(ses-tō'dă),
A subclass of tapeworms (class Cestoidea), containing the typical members of this group, including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
Synonym(s): Eucestoda
[G. kestos, girdle]

Cestoda

/Ces·to·da/ (ses-to´dah) a subclass of Cestoidea comprising the true tapeworms, which have a head (scolex) and segments (proglottides). The adults are endoparasitic in the alimentary tract and associated ducts of various vertebrate hosts; their larvae may be found in various organs and tissues.

Ces·to·da

(ses-tō'dă)
A class of the flatworm phylum Platyhelminthes. There are two subclasses, Cestodaria and Eucestoda. The latter are the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
[G. kestos, girdle]

Cestoda

a phylum of the Platyhelminthes containing the parasitic tapeworms, the adults of which are intestinal parasites of vertebrates. They have complex LIFE CYCLES usually involving intermediate hosts that are preyed upon by the primary host which thus becomes infected.
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viridis of California; however, this cestode was synonymised with O.
2004), who reported that female threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) infected with a parasitic cestode were prevented from carrying developing broods.
bufonis is unknown, but Joyeux (1927) regards the life cycle of nematotaeniid cestodes to be direct, i.
Therefore, we requested material of these cestodes for scrutiny.
Kilgore (1969) examined parasites from 18 swift foxes in the Oklahoma Panhandle in the 1960s and identified three species of fleas, one tick, two nematodes, and two cestodes.
Cestodes tended to occur more frequently at sites where condition index was low, but infection intensity was high at some stations not so characterized.
Cestodes and trematodes were stained in hematoxylin and mounted in balsam for identification.