The tapeworm is made of various segments. The head, called the scolex, is what attaches to a host's intestines.The scolex also contains the nerve center. The rest of the segments of the body combine to be termed the strobila. Because of its thin shape and resemblence to a piece of tape, the worm is called a tapeworm. The various segments in the strobila are also used for excretion and reproduction, among other things.
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