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This class differs from the Trematodes in that they have a tape-like body, with no alimentary canal. A cestode (tapeworm) is a chain (strobila) of progressively maturing, independent reproductive units (segments or proglottids) anchored at one end to the intestinal wall by a hold-fast organ (scolex). Each segment contains one set, or sometimes two sets, of male and female reproductive organs.

Cestoda Groups - Courtesy of C. Hermosilla, Royal Veterinary College


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