proglottid


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Related to proglottid: rhynchocoel, scolex, cysticercus

proglottid

[prō′gläd·əd]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the segments of a tapeworm.
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Your veterinarian can examine the proglottid, or break it open to examine the eggs within to determine which type of tapeworm your cat has.
B) Gravid proglottid showing the number of uterine branches, which is a commonly used character in species identification.
The stool examination revealed small, white, seed-like structures which were identified as proglottids, measuring 7mm by 3mm and tapered at both ends.
5-3 m), with about 1,000 proglottids (segments) that mature, become gravid, detach from the tapeworm, and migrate to the anus or are passed in the stool.
As illustrated by this report, a stool for ova and parasites may not be helpful in diagnosing Dipylidium unless actual proglottids are discovered, as the gravid segments do not usually release eggs within the intestine of the host.
solium eggs and proglottids are consistently diagnosed when present.
The sparganum develops into mature adults in the small intestine where proglottids release up to 1,000,000 eggs per day into feces.
Firmly attached to the lining of a cat's intestinal tract are tapeworm "heads" from which ever-lengthening chains of proglottids form, much like one might string beads on a necklace.
Proglottid One complete unit of a tapeworm below the scolex; also known as a tapeworm segment.
Ate raw 2011 Jul Raw salmon salmon in 2011 GenBank Proglottid accession Case specimen Morphologic Molecular no.
Species identification relied on egg and proglottid morphologic characteristics and epidemiologic factors.
Morphologic differentiation by either scolex or gravid proglottid of these 2 species is practically impossible (1,3).