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Cestoda


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; phylum Platyhelminthes)

A class of parasitic worms all of which lack a gut. The genitalia are normally repeated. The majority of forms possess a scolex which may have suckers. Mature individuals lack cilia. All are endoparasitic (see parasitism), most mature individuals living within vertebrates.

Subjects: Biological Sciences — Public Health and Epidemiology.


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