Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2838

Head of  cestodes. It is attached to the wall of the host’s gut by suckers and/or hooks ( Platyhelminthes, Figs. 15, 19A).

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