Eucestoda


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

Eucestoda

[yü′ses·tə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
The true tapeworms, a subclass of the class Cestoda.
References in periodicals archive ?
Indeed, the absence of a mitochondrion is considered a synapomorphy for the Eucestoda (Ehlers, 1985).
Phylogeny of the orders of the Eucestoda (Cercomeromorphae) based on comparative morphology: historical perspectives and a new working hypothesis.
In the Eucestoda fewer female and more larval characters have been lost than expected within the group, whereas loss of male and nonreproductive character is low, and loss of larval characters is high, compared to the other groups.