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noun plural Ces·to·da \ses-ˈtōd-ə\

Medical Definition of Cestoda

  1. :  a class of the phylum Platyhelminthes comprising the tapeworms and including dorsoventrally flattened parasitic usually 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

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