Definition of Cestoda in English:

Cestoda

Line breaks: Ces|toda
Pronunciation: /sɛsˈtəʊdə
 
/
(also Cestoidea)

noun

Zoology
A class of parasitic flatworms that comprises the tapeworms.
More example sentences
  • The Cestoda, or tapeworms, are intestinal parasites in vertebrates, and they also show anatomical and life history modifications for parasitism.
  • The medically important flatworms are further divided into the flukes and tapeworms (Cestoda).
  • We analyze and describe here the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a platyhelminth, the tapeworm (i.e., class Cestoda) Hymenolepis diminuta, and compare aspects of this genome with those already published.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Latin cestus, from Greek kestos, literally 'stitched', used as a noun in the sense 'girdle'.

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