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

ces′tode′ adj.
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(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]
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(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]
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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
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, cestoid
n (Zool) → Bandwurm m
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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.
Trematode and cestode counts were used to calculate percent similarity index (PSI = 99.49%) between fish species, and all parasites species (n = 12) were used to calculate Jaccard community coefficient (J = 0.833).
Hydatid disease, also known as echinococcosis or hydatidosis, is an infectious disease caused by the cestode Echinococcus.
Opossums were infected with 1 nematode, 1 trematode, and 1 cestode species: Physaloptera turgida, Plagiorchis elegans, and Oochoristica sp., respectively.
The cestode Echinococcus is the causative agent of cystic echinococcosis (CE), or hydatidosis, which is recognized as one of the major zoonotic diseases, affecting both humans and domestic animals in various parts of the world (Gottstein and Hemphill, 1997).
Taenia solium is one of the 8 cestode species that infect man (Table 1).
The topics include harnessing genomic technologies to explore the molecular biology of liver flukes, identifying and profiling nematicidal compounds in veterinary parasitology, drugs and targets to perturb the symbiosis of Wolbachia and filarial nematodes, the preclinical development of a human hookworm vaccine, new approaches to antigen discovery and promising new candidates for schistosomiasis vaccines, and vaccines against cestode parasites.
Hydatid cysts are an infectious disease caused by the larval stage of the cestode Echinococcus.
Prevalence and seasonal incidence of larval and adult cestode infections of sheep and goats in eastern Ethiopia.
Microscopic examination.--'Preparatioa of trcmatode, cestode, and nematode specimens for microscopic examination followed Schmidt (1992).
The results reported here are not dissimilar from those of Goldberg and Bursey (2001a) in that for the component helminth community of Pseudacris regilla (= Hyla regilla), six helminth species were found (two digenean species, one species of cestode, and three species of nematode) of which only one nematode species was found to be persistent, but not stable.