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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
References in periodicals archive ?
CE is caused by Echinococcus granulosus, a cestode of the family Taeniidae whose hosts are herbivore and carnivore animals (1).
It is caused by parasite echinococcus granulosusa helminth belonging to the cestode group4,5.
Other parasite that uses rodents as intermediate hosts is the cosmopolitan cestode Taenia taeniaeformis Batsch, 1786 (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea).
Aim of study was to observe histopathological changes cause by cestode Reillitina tetragona and nematode Ascaridia columbae.
The last one is cestode also known as tapeworms, in these mainly taenia species are of medical importance.
2) It is carried by the parasite Echinococcosis granulosus, a Cestode that lives in the small intestine of dogs and other canines (Definitive host).
It is the most widespread serious human cestode infection in the world and transmitted from domestic and wild members of the canine family.
The Laguna Madre was the only bay in the western Gulf with high cestode numbers (Factor 2; Fig.
Description of two cestode parasites: Oochoristica mutabilis and Oochoristica sp.