ces·​tode ˈse-ˌstōd How to pronounce cestode (audio)
cestode adjective

Examples of cestode in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parasitic cestode Schistocephalus solidus requires a much larger host—specifically, a three-spined stickleback fish—to grow in and then a bird to breed in. Madhusree Mukerjee, Scientific American, 8 Sep. 2022

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Word History


New Latin Cestoda, taxonomic group comprising tapeworms, ultimately from Greek kestos girdle

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cestode was circa 1890

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“Cestode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cestode. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


ces·​tode ˈses-ˌtōd How to pronounce cestode (audio)
cestode adjective

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