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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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