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[From New Latin Cestōda, class name, from Latin cestus, belt, from Greek kestos; see cestus1.]

ces′tode′ adj.


(Animals) any parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda, which includes the tapeworms
[C19: from New Latin Cestoidea ribbon-shaped creatures, from Latin cestus belt, girdle; see cestus1]


(ˈsɛs toʊd)

1. a parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda, which comprises the tapeworms.
2. belonging or pertaining to cestodes.
[1830–40; < New Latin Cestoda. See cestus1, -ode1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cestode - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebratescestode - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
flatworm, platyhelminth - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
Cestoda, class Cestoda - tapeworms
echinococcus - tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
taenia - tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host


, cestoid
n (Zool) → Bandwurm m
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