The larval cyst of cestodes of the genus Echinococcus which
may contain many budding or free protoscolices and brood
The condition where an organism is the parasite of another
A substance stimulating the production of antibody and
thereby conferring immunity.
INCIDENTAL PARASITE A parasite that has become established in a host other than
its natural host. Also called an accidental parasite.
A cycle in which a parasite requires a period of transition t
hrough a host of a different species (an intermediate host)
before transmission back to the original host species.
The stage in the life cycle of a parasite capable of infecting
That which harbors the immature, larval, or the asexually
reproducing forms of the parasite.
The young or immature stage of a helminth prior to
becoming an adult.
A disease (visceral leishmaniasis) caused by Leishmania
donovani. Also called Dum-dum fever.
One of the chromatin masses at or near the center of the
nucleus which tends to stain more intensely than other
A conspicuous part of a mitochandrion in a trypanosome
usually near the kinetosome and associated with the motor
activities of the cell.
A centriole from which an axoneme arises; also called a
basal body or blepharoplast.