embryophore

em·bry·o·phore

(em'brē-ō-fōr),
A membrane or wall around the hexacanth embryo of tapeworms, forming the inner portion of the eggshell. In the genus Taenia, the embryophore is exceptionally thick, with radial striations that form a highly protective structure; in the genus Diphyllobothrium, the embryophore is ciliated and enhances the aquatic life cycle of this and other pseudophyllid cestodes.
See also: coracidium.
[embryo- + G. phoros, bearing]

embryophore

the thick layer of the tapeworm egg, which surrounds the oncosphere.
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This hyperendemic region for hydatidosis has several factors favouring the parasitic cycle: temperate climate allowing the longevity of embryophores and patient location at a large sheep farm, the main hosts of the parasite in Tunisia.