Cestoidea


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Cestoidea

 [ses-toi´de-ah]
a class of tapeworms (phylum Platyhelminthes), characterized by a noncellular cuticular layer covering their bodies and by the absence of a mouth and digestive tract. Those most often infecting humans are in the subclass Cestoda.

Ces·toi·de·a

(ses-toy'dē-ă),
The tapeworms, a class of platyhelminth flatworms characterized by lack of an alimentary canal and, in typical forms (subclass Cestoda), by a segmented body with a scolex or holdfast organ at one end; adult worms are vertebrate parasites, usually found in the small intestine.
[G. kestos, girdle, + eidos, form]

Cestoidea

/Ces·toi·dea/ (ses-toi´de-ah) a class of tapeworms (phylum Platyhelminthes), characterized by the absence of a mouth or digestive tract, and by a noncuticular layer covering their bodies.

Ces·toi·de·a

(ses-toy'dē-ă)
The tapeworms, a class of platyhelminth flatworms characterized by lack of an alimentary canal and a segmented body with a scolex or holdfast organ at one end; adult worms are vertebrate parasites, usually found in the small intestine.
[G. kestos, girdle, + eidos, form]