Chicken Footprint Egg | definition of Chicken Footprint Egg by Medical dictionary
Chicken Footprint Egg
A fanciful descriptor for the eggs of Taenia species—T solium and T saginatum—which have a thick, bile-stained, radially-striated shell that encloses a 6-hooked embryo—oncosphere. Chicken footprint eggs are indistinguishable from each other, from the eggs of Echinococcus granulosus, and from those of other taeniid tapeworms; definitive identification requires that the embryo’s 6 hooks be seen
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