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bothrium

[′bäth·rē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suction groove on the scolex of pseudophyllidean tapeworms.
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rectangulum and Bathybothrium rectangulum as they also have a similar scolex with bothria; however, they have lateral rather than medial genital openings 35.
Diphyllobothrium does not have hooks or suckers on its scolex like other tapeworms and gets its named from the Greek terms di meaning two, phyllon meaning leaf, and bothrion meaning pit or groove, which are all used to describe the two leaf-shaped grooves (bothria) found on the scolex of the adult tapeworm.
Bothria collariform, proximal plate with weak to well defined longitudinal ridges (Figs.
pacificus: shape of bothria and scolex, wide and short neck, separated opening of cirrus-sac and vagina, and small eggs ([less than or equal to] 57 [micro]m; eggs of D.
Pseudophyllidian An order of tapeworms in which the scolex has a single terminal bothria (such as in Diphyllobotrium latum).