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proglottid

[prō′gläd·əd]
(invertebrate zoology)
One of the segments of a tapeworm.
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The same type of dried rice or wiggly white proglottid is seen on the rectal area or in the bedding of an infected cat.
saginata proglottids 80 days postinfection (online Technical Appendix Table 2).
The stool examination revealed small, white, seed-like structures which were identified as proglottids, measuring 7mm by 3mm and tapered at both ends.
In rare circumstances, and mainly as a result of poor hygienic conditions, man may ingest either the eggs or proglottids of the parasite.
Mature proglottids contained between 100 and 120 testes.
The eggs or gravid proglottids (segment of the tapeworm containing fertilized eggs) are excreted in the feces and consumed by the pig (intermediate host) to develop into larvae.
Patients may also report the passage of proglottids in the stool.
The segments of the tapeworm are called proglottids and contain male and female sex organs.
The tapeworm that occurs in horses is a large worm consisting of a head, which attaches to the intestine of the horse, and a long ribbonlike body with similar segments called proglottids.
The body is termed as proglottids arranged in a linear series.
1) People can be infected by eating uncooked or poorly cooked cysticercosis pork or by digesting eggs created by the adult tapeworm directly or regurgitating gravid proglottids from the human gut to the stomach.
In one case, we determined Taenia saginata proglottids and eggs by examining stool, and in the other case, we did not determine any signs and symptoms of these parasitic diseases so that this case may be infected beforehand with any parasitic diseases.