brood capsule

noun

: one of the secondary scolex-containing cysts that are proliferated from the lining of a hydatid and constitute the infective agent when eaten by a suitable host (such as a dog)

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“Brood capsule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brood%20capsule. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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