Chpt 5 - The Phylum Platyhelminthes, Class Cestoda Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in Chpt 5 - The Phylum Platyhelminthes, Class Cestoda Deck (18):
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True tapeworm

Eucestode

2

Possessing a rostellum

Armed scolex

3

Tapeworm's body wall

Tegument

4

A tapeworm egg containing six hooks

Hexacanth embryo

5

Ciliated stage emerging from an operculated pseudotapeworm egg

Coracidium

6

Possessing both male and female reproductive organs

Hermaphroditic

7

Slitlike structures on scolex of pseudotapeworm

Bothria

8

Larval tapeworm

Metacestode

9

All of the connected proglottids (immature, mature, and gravid proglottids)

Strobila

10

Lacking a rostellum

Unarmed scolex

11

How can a gravid proglottid be used in making a definitive diagnosis of cestodiasis in any definitive host?

The gravid proglottid is the only one that would be visible in or on the definitive host's feces.

12

Define egg packet

Containing 20 - 30 hexacanth embryos

13

Define egg with a pyriform apparatus

Egg with three coverings

14

Define hexacanth embryo

Eggs containing 3 pairs of hooks

15

Define pseudotapeworm egg

Operculated eggs

16

Define gravid proglottid

Oldest segment

17

Define scolex

Head of tapeworm

18

Define cysticercoid

Larval stage inside flea or mite