cestoidea

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Cestoidea Ces·toi·de·a (sěs-toi'dē-ə)
n.
A class of flatworms characterized by lack of an alimentary canal and, in typical forms, by a segmented body with a scolex at one end; adult worms are vertebrate parasites, usually found in the small intestine.

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