Definition of cestode in English:


Syllabification: ces·tode
Pronunciation: /ˈsesˌtōd


  • A parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda; a tapeworm.
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    • However, among helminth parasites, e.g., trematodes, cestodes, nematodes, and acanthocephalans, this is not the case.
    • There are a few parasites of the black crappie, which include many protozoa, trematodes, cestodes, and nematodes.
    • The resultant ‘sperm trading’ is known from sea slugs, free-living flat-worms and possibly cestodes and may be widespread.

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