pentastomid


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pen·ta·sto·mid

 (pĕn′tə-stō′mĭd, pĕn-tăs′tə-mĭd)
[From New Latin Pentastomida, phylum name, from Pentastomum, name of a former genus in the phylum; see pentastome.]
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Noun1.pentastomid - wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouthpentastomid - wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
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In all pulmonary parasitology work carried out with lizards, the gekkota clade is the species with the highest rates of pentastomid infection (Almeida et al., 2008a, b, c, 2009; Brito et al., 2014; Ribeiro et al., 2012a; Sousa et al., 2014).
Kopeklerde 7'si nematod, ikisi cestod, ikisi trematod ve biri pentastomid olmak uzere 12 tur/cins parazit yumurtasi belirlenmistir.
Our present study describes nematode, trematode, and pentastomid prevalence, intensity, and species richness of American alligators harvested in 2012 in Texas.
We therefore conducted a cross-sectional observational study of patients undergoing abdominal surgery to investigate in detail the etiology of abdominal cystic lesions for the presence of pentastomid larvae in the district by histology and immunohistologic and molecular methods.
The parasite is the most commonly reported pentastomid parasite of dogs and it corresponds to over 99% of reports from pentastomid infection [8].
In 1847, Pruner described the first human infection by a pentastomid in Cairo.
On the systematics and life-cycle of the pentastomid genus Kiricephalus Sambon, 1922 with descriptions of three new species.
Taking this into account, this is the fifth record of a porocephalid pentastomid in Mexican snakes.
Comparative spermatology of a pentastomid, Raillietiella hemidactyli, and a branchiurian crustacean, Argulus foliaceus, with a discussion of pentastomid relationships.