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
MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION: Sections from the both cysts showed outer laminated hyaline membrane the ecto cyst and inner granular germinal layer the endocyst, focally attached to the endocyst are brood capsules containing scolices within.