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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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When proglottids are passed in the feces, they will eventually disintegrate and release eggs into the environment, where possible ingestion by the larval stage of the flea can occur.
solium eggs and proglottids are consistently diagnosed when present.
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).
mansoni according to the following features: scolex with 2 longitudinal grooves, mature and gravid proglottids with conspicuous uterus at the center of segments, spiral-shaped uterus (unlike the rosetteshaped uterus of Diphyllobothrium latum), and cirrus and vaginal pore with separate openings (8,9).
In his Latin description, Diesing noted the presence of only 34 proglottids (articuli), hence the name "oligarthrus" (Figure 1).
latum; consumption of raw perch during the wedding, raw freshwater fish in the last 5 years, or both; and symptoms or visible proglottids in stools.
solium is a serious public health problem worldwide because eggs and proglottids expelled in the stool can infect humans through contamination of the environment and cause fatal neurocysticercosis.
A total of 133 proglottids were collected from the feces.
multilocularis, based on the most important morphometric parameters of adult stages (length of worms, number of proglottids, terminal proglottids in percentage of total worm length, position of genital pore, and form of uterus) (2).
Uterine morphology was evaluated in fresh preparations of proglottids.
Proglottids are motile and can migrate--for example, from the anus at night.
1 mm; terminal proglottids in percentage of total worm length: 26-44; position of genital pore: anterior to middle; form of uterus: sacklike without lateral sacculations), the parasites were identified as E.