proglottid


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Related to proglottid: rhynchocoel, scolex, cysticercus

proglottid

 [pro-glot´id]
one of the segments making up the body of a tapeworm.

pro·glot·tid

(prō-glot'id),
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing the reproductive organs.
Synonym(s): proglottis
[pro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

proglottid

(prō-glŏt′ĭd) also

proglottis

(-glŏt′ĭs)
n. pl. pro·glottids also pro·glottides (-glŏt′ĭ-dēz′)
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.

pro·glot′tic, pro′glot·ti·de′an (-glŏt-ĭ-dē′ən, -glŏ-tĭd′ē-ən) adj.

pro·glot·tid

(prō-glot'id)
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing the reproductive organs.
Synonym(s): proglottis.
[pro- + G. glōssa, tongue]

proglottid

One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs. The proglottides increase in size progressively as they become remote from the head of the worm.

proglottid

one of the divisions or apparent segments of a tapeworm, formed by transverse budding in the neck region, which remain connected as they move backwards, increasing in size and maturing. Eventually the proglottid is cut off and is shed from the gut of the host. Each proglottid contains male and female sex organs.
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During 2012-2016, we identified 179 proglottid samples (161 diphyllobothriids and 18 taeniids) using molecular methods (Table); restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis with PCR-amplified cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (cox1) gene fragment (249-bp long corresponding to base pairs 880-1128) was introduced to confirm diphyllobothriid species (18-20) and PCR-amplified cox1 sequencing (145-bp long corresponding to base pairs 641-785) was used for identification of taeniid species (20).
What you may see are tiny pieces of debris that look like grains of rice around your cat's rectum and tail or white, wiggly sacs of eggs called proglottids on the feces or around the rectal area.
Proglottids (or segments) have been described as resembling cucumber seeds, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds when moist, and rice grains when dried (Figure 1).
Dipylidium caninum, although infrequently found in infants, may be improperly diagnosed unless proglottids, or egg packets, are visualized and identified.
solium eggs and proglottids are consistently diagnosed when present.
B) Gravid proglottid showing the number of uterine branches, which is a commonly used character in species identification.
Strobila A complete tapeworm consisting of scolex, neck, and all proglottid stages.
Morphologic differentiation by either scolex or gravid proglottid of these 2 species is practically impossible (1,3).
Of the 4 adult worm specimens (strobila fragments) available for analysis, the largest fragment was 900 mm long by 7 mm wide with an average proglottid length of 2.5 mm.
Cysticerci are released, attach to the small intestine by b) a hookless head and grow unto adult worms up to 10 meters long in 3 months, c) Each segment of the worm (proglottid) has male and female sexual organs and is capable of producing over 1,000 eggs.
In both, live and dead birds, the presence of adults and larvae of third and fourth stage of the nematode Contracaecum pelagicum (Johnston & Mawson, 1942), adult stages of the nematode Cosmocephalus obvelatus (Creplin, 1825), complete specimens and gravid proglottids (fragments) of the tapeworm Tetrabothrius eudyptidis (Lonnberg, 1896), and adult and juvenile specimens of the trematode Cardiocephaloides physalis (Lutz, 1926), were identified.