brood capsule


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brood capsule

A cystlike body that develops within a hydatid cyst of Echinococcus granulosus.
See also: capsule

brood capsule

1. a capsule containing a number of protoscolices which float free in fluid within an Echinococcus granulosus cyst.
2. clusters of chondrocytes which are undergoing proliferation in cartilage.