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hooklet

(ˈhʊklət)
n
a little hook, used for example in zoology in reference to a tiny hook found on or in the body of an organism
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Caption: Figure 1: (a) Photomicrograph is showing hooklet of hydatid.
To obtain cephalic bulb hooklet counts, we placed cephalic bulbs in a 20% ethanol, 2% glycerin solution in which bulbs were severed and oriented in an en face position in a drop of the same medium and placed under a coverslip.
Hooklet The small hook-like organ of attachment present on the rostellum of the tapeworm scolex.
On microscopy, numerous hooklets and scoleces were found.
While sometimes visible on paper, hooklets are often less than 0.
Adult worms live in proximal small bowel of definitive host, attached by hooklets to mucosa.
If removed, the cyst will consist of 3 layers (innermost germinal layer, intermediate laminated membrane, and outer fibrous layer) and contain protoscolices (attached or separated) with a double row of refractile, birefringent, acid-fast hooklets 22 to 40 [micro]m in size and 4 round suckers that comprise the "hydatid sand.