brood capsule


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brood capsule

[′brüd ‚kap·səl]
(invertebrate zoology)
A secondary scolex-containing cyst constituting the infective agent of a tapeworm.
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endocyst: inner germinal layer gives rise to brood capsules (daughter vesicles), scolices
Brood capsules and protoscoleces bud from the germinal membrane.
Kamel carried out DNA analysis of brood capsules to determine the eggs' parentage.