tapeworm

Definitions of tapeworm
  1. noun
    ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
    synonyms: cestode
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    types:
    echinococcus
    tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
    taenia
    tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host
    type of:
    flatworm, platyhelminth
    parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
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