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[From New Latin Cestōda, class name, from Latin cestus, belt, from Greek kestos; see cestus1.]
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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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1. a parasitic flatworm of the class Cestoda, which comprises the tapeworms.adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to cestodes.
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|Noun||1.||cestode - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates|
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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