metacestode


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metacestode

[¦med·ə′ses‚tōd]
(invertebrate zoology)
Encysted larva of a tapeworm; occurs in the intermediate host.
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Coenurosis, a fatal disease of sheep is caused by Coenurus cerebralis, a bladder metacestode stage of Multiceps multiceps, which inhabits the small intestine of canines and wild carnivores as the definitive hosts (Soulsby, 1982).
vogeli cestodes (adult cestode carriers; wild rodents, especially pacas (Cuniculus paca), may be the most common intermediate hosts (larvae or metacestode carriers) (2).
An aberrant acephalic metacestode and other parasites of Masticophis flagellum (Reptilia: Serpentes) from Texas.
Hydatidosis caused by metacestode (larvae) of Echinococcus granulosus in livestock and human beings is an important global public health problem (Sadjjadi, 2006).
Humans are intermediate hosts in which the infective metacestode stage develops after peroral infection with eggs.
Hydatid disease, hydatidosis and cystic echinococcosis are all terms describing infection with the metacestode ofthe tapeworm, Echinococcus (Wen et al.
1995) permitiendo el establecimiento y desarrollo del metacestode.
Anti-Taenia solium metacestode IgG antibodies in serum samples from inhabitants of a central-western region of Brazil.
Hepatic cystic echinococcosis is caused by infection with the metacestode stage of the tapeworm Echinococcosis granulosus.