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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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Your veterinarian can examine the proglottid, or break it open to examine the eggs within to determine which type of tapeworm your cat has.
The clinical course, including the prepatent period (97 days), signs (periodic diarrhea, light meteorism [rapid accumulation of gas in the intestine], anal irritation caused by actively moving proglottids, pyrosis, vomiting, and lack of appetite), and excretion of proglottids (21), corresponded to that of taeniasis caused by T.
Proglottids (or segments) have been described as resembling cucumber seeds, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds when moist, and rice grains when dried (Figure 1).
5-3 m), with about 1,000 proglottids (segments) that mature, become gravid, detach from the tapeworm, and migrate to the anus or are passed in the stool.
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.
N adults parasitic in body cavity (142) N body of adults polyzoic (143) N cercomer lost during ontogeny (144) L-La six hooks on larval cercomer (145) L-La excretory system reticulate in early ontogeny (146) La medullary portion of proglottids restricted (147) N hexacanth embryo hatches from egg, is ingested in water
One contact, a neighbor who had immigrated from Mexico, was seronegative, and the one stool specimen obtained from him was negative for eggs and proglottids of Taenia sp.
As illustrated by this report, a stool for ova and parasites may not be helpful in diagnosing Dipylidium unless actual proglottids are discovered, as the gravid segments do not usually release eggs within the intestine of the host.
Macroscopic examination of a single, 6-cm portion of unfixed strobila without scolex, obtained from feces, revealed individual proglottids, wider than they were long, and a central rosette-shaped uterus in each proglottid.
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.
When proglottids break off, they and the individual eggs shed in the feces.
Unlike all other cestodes that infect humans, Diphyllobothrium belong to the order Pseudophyllida, which have genital pores on the ventral side of proglottids (other cestodes belong to the Cyclophyllida order, which have genital pores on the dorsal side of proglottids).