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n pl :  a class of the phylum Platyhelminthes comprising the tapeworms and including dorsoventrally flattened parasitic usu. segmented flatworms without cilia that lack a digestive tract and typically consist of a differentiated scolex and a chain of proglottides each including a set of reproductive organs .
Similar sounding terms:  ces·tode  Ces·toi·dea   cystoid 

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