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Cestoda

Pronunciation: ses-tō′dă

Definition: A subclass of tapeworms (class Cestoidea), containing the typical members of this group, including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.

Synonym(s): Eucestoda

[G. kestos, girdle]

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