Cyclophyllidea

noun plural
Cy·​clo·​phyl·​lid·​ea | \ -fə-ˈlid-ē-ə How to pronounce Cyclophyllidea (audio) \

Medical Definition of Cyclophyllidea

: an order of the class 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

Other Words from Cyclophyllidea

cyclophyllidean \ -​ē-​ən How to pronounce cyclophyllidean (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Cyclophyllidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cyclophyllidea. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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