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

/pro·glot·tid/ (-glot´id) one of the segments making up the body of a tapeworm; see strobila.

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.

proglottid

[prōglot′id]
Etymology: Gk, pro + glossa, tongue
a sexual segment of an adult tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs. Each mature segment is shed and produces additional tapeworms.

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.

proglottid, proglottis

one of the segments making up the body of a tapeworm.
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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.
saginata, proglottids can actively crawl out of the anus and cause irritation and discomfort (1-3).
Proglottids (or segments) have been described as resembling cucumber seeds, pumpkin seeds, or watermelon seeds when moist, and rice grains when dried (Figure 1).
Diagnosis of diphyllobothriasis is by identification of operculated eggs on fecal flotation (Figure 6-35) or by identifying the long chains of proglottids segments of the adult worm (found in vomit or feces) (Figure 6-37).
Strobila A complete tapeworm consisting of scolex, neck, and all proglottid stages.
In a sample from case-patient 12, only proglottids stained with acetic acid-carmine were available for testing by both methods (Figure 1, panel A).
A confirmed case-patient was defined as a case in a guest who ate raw perch at the wedding and had characteristic eggs or proglottids in stool.
solium is a serious public health problem worldwide because eggs and proglottids expelled in the stool can infect humans through contamination of the environment and cause fatal neurocysticercosis.
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.
trichiura, Enterobius vermicularis, Capillaria philippinensis, Ancylostoma duodenale, Clonorchis sinensis, and even tapeworm proglottids (Figure 1).
Their body is divided into different segments known as proglottids.
1A), and a perfectly segmented strobila composed of wide proglottids containing rosette-shaped ovaries filled with eggs (Fig.