Pseudophyllidea

noun plural
Pseu·​do·​phyl·​lid·​ea | \ ˌsüd-ō-fi-ˈlid-ē-ə How to pronounce Pseudophyllidea (audio) \

Medical Definition of Pseudophyllidea

: an order of the class Cestoda comprising tapeworms with two sucking grooves on the unarmed scolex and the vitellaria scattered throughout the parenchyma and including numerous parasites of fish-eating vertebrates (as the medically important fish tapeworm of humans) — see diphyllobothriidae

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“Pseudophyllidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Pseudophyllidea. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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