proglottid


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Related to proglottid: rhynchocoel, scolex, cysticercus

proglottid

 [pro-glot´id]
one of the segments making up the body of a tapeworm.

pro·glot·tid

(prō-glot'id),
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing the reproductive organs.
Synonym(s): proglottis
[pro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

proglottid

/pro·glot·tid/ (-glot´id) one of the segments making up the body of a tapeworm; see strobila.

proglottid

(prō-glŏt′ĭd) also

proglottis

(-glŏt′ĭs)
n. pl. pro·glottids also pro·glottides (-glŏt′ĭ-dēz′)
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.

pro·glot′tic, pro′glot·ti·de′an (-glŏt-ĭ-dē′ən, -glŏ-tĭd′ē-ən) adj.

proglottid

[prōglot′id]
Etymology: Gk, pro + glossa, tongue
a sexual segment of an adult tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs. Each mature segment is shed and produces additional tapeworms.

pro·glot·tid

(prō-glot'id)
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing the reproductive organs.
Synonym(s): proglottis.
[pro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

proglottid

One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs. The proglottides increase in size progressively as they become remote from the head of the worm.

proglottid

one of the divisions or apparent segments of a tapeworm, formed by transverse budding in the neck region, which remain connected as they move backwards, increasing in size and maturing. Eventually the proglottid is cut off and is shed from the gut of the host. Each proglottid contains male and female sex organs.

proglottid, proglottis

one of the segments making up the body of a tapeworm.
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Proglottids (or segments) have been described as resembling cucumber seeds, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds when moist, and rice grains when dried (Figure 1).
In formalin-fixed samples of proglottids from case-patients 12 and 16, DNA degradation caused by the fixative meant that only shorter cox1 fragments (249 bp, corresponding to sites 880-1128 of cox1) could be amplified successfully by PCR by using KOD FX DNA polymerase (Toyobo, Osaka, Japan).
Microscopic examination showed characteristic eggs in 7 patients' stools and both eggs and proglottids in 3 patients.
All taeniasis patients were informed of the study objectives and worm collection procedure through discussions, including about expulsion of proglottids.
This route of infection, however, is highly questionable because the mature proglottids are located in the third portion of the small intestine.
It is possible that the eggs released from the proglottids of the adult worm entered the lumen of the appendix when the patient had acute appendicitis, and ulceration of the mucosa allowed egress of the eggs into the wall, where they incited a foreign body-type giant cell reaction.
eggs or proglottids were detected by microscopy), ranging from 1 (0.
Proglottids of tapeworms, presumably Asian tapeworm, were found in 8 of 72 (11%) samples representing all available sizes of bonytail, but scolexes could not be located in these fish so identification could only be presumptive.
Mature proglottids of the former appeared to contain a single vitellaria, clearly distinguishing it from the latter species, which is characterized by two vitellaria (Loewen, 1940; Brooks and Mayes, 1976).
pacificum because of the morphology of proglottids and eggs (6,7).
However, fecal pellets containing possible nematodes and proglottids were observed while in quarantine.
An adult-stage tapeworm can live for several years within the human intestine and intermittently releasing proglottids containing tens of thousands of potentially infective eggs.