noun pl \-fə-ˈlid-ē-ə\


: an order of the subclass Cestoda that consists of tapeworms with four suckers on the scolex and the vitellaria condensed into a mass adjacent to the ovary and that includes most of the medically and economically important tapeworms of the higher vertebrates
cy·clo·phyl·lid·e·an \-ē-ən\ adjective or noun

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