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Medical Term:

hexacanth embryo

 

Definition: the embryo of tapeworms of the subclass Cestoda, such as Taenia saginata, characterized by three pairs of hooks used for penetration through the gut of an intermediate host.

Synonym(s): oncosphere embryo

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