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Definition of "cestode" []

  • Any of various parasitic flatworms of the class Cestoda, including the tapeworms, having a long flat body equipped with a specialized organ of attachment at one end. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the class Cestoda. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cestode" in a sentence
  • "The echinococcus is a tiny cestode which is the factor in the production of the well-known hydatid cysts which may be found in any part of the body."
  • "The latter conclusion is supported by the phylogeography (relationship between genetic identity and geographic distribution) of the '' Paranoplocephala arctica '' species complex, a cestode parasite of '' Dicrostonyx '' spp., indicating that two subclades probably survived the LGM with their host in the Canadian High Arctic [7]."
  • "Phenotypic manipulation by the cestode parasite Schistocephalus solidus of its intermediate host, Gasterosteus aculeatus, the threespine stickleback."