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Relative sizes of helminth eggs.

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Various eggs and adult worms of intestinal nematodes (magnification for panels A through C, E, and H, ×850). (A) Fertile egg of (B) Decorticated fertile egg of (C) Infertile egg of (D) adult worm with typical cylindrical body with tapering ends and thick cuticle. The adult worm is the largest of the human pathogenic nematodes, 15 to 35 cm in length. (E) Embryonated infective egg of (F) Adult worms in feces (arrow). (G) adult female. Adult females are usually 8 to 13 by 0.3 to 0.5 mm in size. Shown is the anterior end of a female worm with the characteristic lips. Typical eggs can also usually be seen in the field. Magnification, ×100. (H) Egg of

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Eggs and larvae of intestinal nematodes (magnification, ×850). (A) Hookworm egg; (B) egg; (C) rhabditiform, or first-stage, larva of (D) anterior end of rhabditiform larva of showing short buccal cavity; (E) anterior end of rhabditiform hookworm larva showing long buccal cavity; (F) tail end of filariform, or laststage, larva of with the notched tail (arrow); (G) tail end of filariform, or last-stage, hookworm larva with the tapering tail.

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Usual times for completion of life cycles under favorable conditions

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Summary of common nematodes


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