Cyclophyllidea

noun plural

Cy·​clo·​phyl·​lid·​ea -fə-ˈlid-ē-ə How to pronounce Cyclophyllidea (audio)
: 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
cyclophyllidean adjective or noun

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“Cyclophyllidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cyclophyllidea. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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