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cestode:

see PlatyhelminthesPlatyhelminthes
, phylum containing about 20,000 species of soft-bodied, bilaterally symmetrical, invertebrate animals, commonly called flatworms. There are four classes: the free-living, primarily aquatic class, Turbellaria, and Trematoda, Cestoda, and Monogenea, which are
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name for the parasitic flatworms forming the class Cestoda. All tapeworms spend the adult phase of their lives as parasites in the gut of a vertebrate animal (called the primary host).
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Hydatid cyst is an infectious disease which is most commonly caused by the cestode parasite (tapeworm), Echinococcus granulosus and less commonly by echinococcus multilocularis.4 Dogs being the main host and cattle, sheep, horse and pig act as intermediate host.
procyonis has been reported from the raccoon from throughout North America, this represents the first report of this cestode from Nebraska.
granulosus is one of the smallest cestodes mature after 6 weeks.
Human cestode infections Stage seen Species In man Common name Disease Taenia saginata Adult Beef tapeworm Rarely symptomatic Taenia solium Adult Pork tapeworm Rarely symptomatic Larva Cysticercosis Brain and tissue cysts Taenia multiceps Larva Bladderworm, Brain and eye cysts coenurosis E.
Each sheep was fed 20 adult cestodes with fertilized egg proglottis by mouth, and all 16 sheep were raised under the same conditions.
Cestoda.--Thirty-six mice contained the adult cestode, Catenotaenia dendritica (Goeze).
Cestodes and trematodes were killed with hot formal-acetic acid alcohol (FAA), stained in hematoxylin and examined as whole mounts; nematodes were killed in hot FAA and mounted in lactophenol for examination.
This infection is acquired via ingestion of cysticerci, the larvae of the Taenia solium (tapeworm, or cestode), in uncooked/undercooked pork or fecally contaminated food or water.
In that study the cestode Echinococcus multilocularis was found in rodents in Lithuania for the first time.