metacestode


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met·a·ces·tode

(met'ă-ses'tōd),
The larval stages of a tapeworm, including the metamorphosis of the oncosphere to the first evidence of sexuality in the adult worm, differentiation of the scolex, and beginning of proglottid formation; it includes the procercoid and plerocercoid stages of pseudophyllid cestodes, and the cysticercus, cysticercoid, coenurus, and hydatid stages of cyclophyllidean cestodes.

metacestode

larval stage of cestodes.
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Ocular coenurosis is a surgical disease because its diagnosis depends almost entirely on demonstration of metacestode from the lesion.
The present report provides important new information on the prevalence of asexuality among tetrathyridia and underscores the need for further study of this variation among metacestodes of this cosmopolitan genus.
SDS-PAGE analysis of soluble proteins from various tissue components of Echinococcus metacestodes.
Ultrastructure of the scolex and tentacles of the metacestode of Polypocephalus species (Cestoda: Lecanicephalidae) from the blue-swimmer crab Portunus pelagicus.
Uno de los grandes aportes en el inmunodiagnostico de la cisticercosis es el uso del metacestode de Taenia crassiceps (Zeder, 1800), como fuente alternativa de antigenos para sustituir efectivamente los del metacestode de T.
Heavy metacestode infection in pigs may cause fever, muscle pains, weakness, or, if the CNS is involved, meningencephalitis or epilepsy.
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The larvae then enter the metacestode (adult larva) stage, becoming a cysticercus.
In the intermediate host, an egg develops into a cystic larva or metacestode, usually in the viscera.
In the flea midgut, the eggs hatch and eventually develop into an infectious metacestode stage.