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 (prō-glŏt′ĭd) also pro·glot·tis (-glŏt′ĭs)
n. pl. pro·glot·tids also pro·glot·ti·des (-glŏt′ĭ-dēz′)
One of the segments of a tapeworm, containing both male and female reproductive organs.

[Greek proglōttis, proglōttid-, tip of the tongue (from its shape) : pro-, before; see pro-2 + glōtta, tongue.]

pro·glot′tic, pro′glot·ti·de′an (-glŏt-ĭ-dē′ən, -glŏ-tĭd′ē-ən) adj.
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Human infection with cysticercosis is due to ingestion of eggs in contaminated food or by reverse peristalsis of eggs or proglottides from the intestine to stomach.
For example, in the pork tapeworm's normal life cycle, humans harbor the parasite and shed its eggs (either individually or in proglottides impregnated with eggs) in our feces.
Thick cross hand-cutting sections of the proglottides were stained following the same procedure; fragments of the strobila were embedded in paraffin wax, transversely sectioned at 13-19 [micro]m, stained with Weigert's hematoxylin and counterstained with 1% eosin B and mounted in Canada balsam (see de Chambrier and Pertierra, 2002).