This post was written by admin on February 2, 2010
Posted Under: Glossary

The most posterior part of the body in metacestodes, separated from the anterior body part by constriction formed by circular muscle delimiting small cavity containing the orifice(s) of the osmoregulatory system.

The cercomer can be tail-like or form additional protective envelopes surrounding the remaining part of the body of the metacestode

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