Several other cestode parasites of domestic animals are believed to develop their intermediate stage in certain arthropods.
The variations in the character of cestode proglottides is practically infinite.
In Iceland, a cestode causes the death of a third part of the population.
In Pruners case, which is by no means unique, we have seen that two distinct species of cestode may coexist in the human bearer.
An acaris, the Trichodectes, lives in the hair of young dogs and harbours the scolex of this cestode.
We have never opened one, large or small, lean or fat, which had not its intestines filled with cestode worms.
Every experimenter is more or less familiar with the cestode larv (C. pisiformis) found wandering in the abdominal cavity.
The cestode can scarcely be called a parasite under the first vesicular form.
Various tapeworm or cestode infections are contracted by eating meat containing the parasite.
The papilla itself now becomes moulded into a cestode head, which however is developed in an inverted position.
cestode ces·tode (sěs'tōd') or ces·toid (-toid')
Any of various parasitic flatworms of the class Cestoidea, including the tapeworms, having a long, flat body equipped with a specialized organ of attachment at one end.
Any of various parasitic flatworms of the class Cestoda, having a long flat body that usually has a specialized organ of attachment at one end (the scolex). Cestodes may consist of a single segment or be divided into numerous identical rectangular segments. Food is absorbed through the outer covering of the body. Cestodes inhabit the liver and digestive tract of many vertebrate animals and also affect some invertebrates. They can attain a length of over 15 m (49 ft). Also called tapeworm.