Definition of Cestoda
1. Noun. Tapeworms.
Member holonyms: Helminth, Parasitic Worm, Cestode, Tapeworm, Family Taeniidae, Taeniidae
Group relationships: Phylum Platyhelminthes, Platyhelminthes
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Cestoda
1. A subclass of segmented worms comprising the tapeworms. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cestoda
Literary usage of Cestoda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elementary Text-book of Zoology by K[arl] Claus, F. G. Heathcote, Carl F. Claus (1884)
"This is the only satisfactory mode of regarding the cestoda; especially as the entire tape-worm, ..."
2. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1880)
"cestoda. On anatomical grounds the affinity of the cestoda to the Trema- toda has been insisted on by the majority of anatomists. ..."
3. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"The most common parasites found in the intestinal tract belong to the animal kingdom, and are: cestoda; Nematoda; Acanthocephala; Coccidia. ..."
4. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1895)
"cestoda. The eggs of the Cestodes exhibit a close resemblance to those of the Trematodes. Like these, they are composed of the egg-cell proper and a number ..."