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Cestoda

 [ses-to´dah]
a subclass of Cestoidea comprising the true tapeworms, which have a head (scolex) and segments (proglottids). The adults are endoparasitic in the alimentary tract and associated ducts of various vertebrate hosts; their larvae may be found in various organs and tissues.
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Ces·to·da

(ses-tō'dă),
A subclass of tapeworms (class Cestoidea), containing the typical members of this group, including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
Synonym(s): Eucestoda
[G. kestos, girdle]
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Ces·to·da

(ses-tō'dă)
A class of the flatworm phylum Platyhelminthes. There are two subclasses, Cestodaria and Eucestoda. The latter are the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
[G. kestos, girdle]
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Cestoda

a phylum of the Platyhelminthes containing the parasitic tapeworms, the adults of which are intestinal parasites of vertebrates. They have complex LIFE CYCLES usually involving intermediate hosts that are preyed upon by the primary host which thus becomes infected.
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Characterization of the mitochondrial genome of Diphyllobothrium latum (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea)-implications for the phylogeny of eucestodes.
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Host Site of Number Parasite (YPM Accession #) infection * infected (%) Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Nematoda Arthrocephalus lotoris (YPM68419) SI 1 (11.1%) Baylisascaris procyonis (YPM68420) SI 2 (22.2%) Capillaria plica (YPM68421) UB 1 (11.1%) Trematoda Fibricola cratera (YPM68422 & SI 1 (11.1%) YPM68423) Cestoda Atriotaenia procyonis (YPM68424 & SI 1 (11.1%) YPM68425) Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Nematoda Physaloptera turgida (YPM68426) S, SI 6(100.0%) Trematoda Plagiorchis elegans (YPM68427- SI 2 (33.3%) YPM68429) Cestoda Oochoristica sp.
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We also recorded several types of prey not previously recorded for torrent salamanders, including Platyhelminthes worms (possibly including intestinal Cestoda or Trematoda parasites, but also Planariid prey), Acari, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpionida, Chilopoda, Hemiptera, and Isopoda.