Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Isthmus

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3978

Name

Greek: isthmus = constriction. This term describes the constriction of the esophagus of the first and second larvae of some nematodes (e.g., Necator, Ancylostoma,   Strongyloides ), which disappears after the molt to the infectious larva 3.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany