Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sheath

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2888

A cover that surrounds either microfilariae of filarial  nematodes (representing the stretched eggshell) ( Filariidae,  Microfilariae) or that is found around the larvae 3 of  hookworms (consisting of the  cuticle of the preceding larval stage).

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