The headlike segment of a pork tapeworm attaches to a host's intestinal wall using suckers and sometimes hooks.

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"A typical species, such as the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), consists of an anterior region known as the scolex, armed with suckers and sometimes hooks, too, for attachment to its host's internal intestinal wall…" (Shuker 2001:166)

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The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of NatureMarshall Editions Ltd.December 15, 2019
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker

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