onchosphere


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onchosphere

the newly hatched larva of a tapeworm which subsequently develops into a CYSTICERCUS.

onchosphere

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Procercoid The first larval stage of pseudophyllidian tapeworms which develops from the onchosphere.
Once within the man the ingested eggs hatch in the duodenum to relesase onchospheres that penetrate the mucosa in the small intestine and enter the portal circulation.