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Features of Cestodes


  Dr Sampurna Roy MD




The following are the characteristic features of Cestodes or Tapeworms:

Shape: Flat and tape-like and body is segmented.

Sexes:  Hermaphrodite

Alimentary canal: Only sucker is present. No gut.

Head end: Suckers with or without hooks.

Body cavity: Absent

Names of Cestodes:

1) Taenia solium (pork tapeworm)

2) Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm)

3) Echinococcus Granulosus (dog tapeworm)

4) Diphyllobothrium latum (fish tapeworm)

Diseases caused by Cestodes:




Visit: Nematode (Round worm) ; Trematode (Flukes).



Dr Sampurna Roy  MD

Consultant  Histopathologist (Kolkata - India)






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