Rhabditiform larva | definition of rhabditiform larva by Medical dictionary
early developmental larval stages (first and second) of soil-borne nematodes such as Necator, Ancylostoma, and Strongyloides, which precede the infectious third-stage filariform larva.
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Caption: Figure 1: Wet mount of sputum showing Rhabditiform Larva
Caption: Figure 3: Acid fast staining of sputum showing Rhabditiform Larva
The infective forms of Strongyloides are filariform rather than rhabditiform larva
and do not have an esophagus that contains a corpus, isthmus, and bulb.