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Tapeworm

Timothy J. Cadigan cadigant2 at uofs.edu
Wed May 16 18:36:35 EST 2001


Kelli,
Sorry for not replying sooner - I've been busy as the school year ends.
The scolex is the anterior most segment of a tapeworm, sometimes called
the head.  It has several hook-like spines which keep the little monster
from being pushed/pulled out of the intestine.  The sections following
the scolex are proglottids.  Each proglottid contains both male and
female reproductive systems.

Hope this helps,
Tim Cadigan
University of Scranton




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