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n. pl.1.(Zool.) A class of parasitic worms of the phylum Platyhelminthes (formerly Platelminthes) of which the tapeworms are the most common examples. The body is flattened, and usually but not always long, and composed of numerous joints or segments, each of which may contain a complete set of male and female reproductive organs. They have neither mouth nor intestine. See Tapeworm.
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New host and geographic distribution records for some endoparasites (Myxosporea, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Nematoda) of amphibians and reptiles from Arkansas and Texas, U.
Digenea, Monogenea, Cestoidea, and Acanthocephala were fixed in AFA (ethyl alcohol-formalin-acetic acid), stained with Semichon's Carmine, and mounted in Canada Balsam.