a parasitic platyhelminth or flatworm of the class Cestoda, which comprises the tapeworms.
belonging or pertaining to the Cestoda.
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How to use cestode in a sentence
In Iceland, a cestode causes the death of a third part of the population.
There exists a singular cestode which bears the name of Echinococcus.
We have never opened one, large or small, lean or fat, which had not its intestines filled with cestode worms.
The cestode can scarcely be called a parasite under the first vesicular form.
An acaris, the Trichodectes, lives in the hair of young dogs and harbours the scolex of this cestode.
British Dictionary definitions for cestode
any parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda, which includes the tapeworms
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Scientific definitions for cestode
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
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