- A subclass of parasitic flatworms including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
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On anatomical grounds the affinity of the Cestoda to the Trematoda has been insisted on by the majority of anatomists.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)
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