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Definition of Tapeworms

Tapeworm
Tapeworm Tape"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of cestode worms belonging to T[ae]nia and many allied genera. The body is long, flat, and composed of numerous segments or proglottids varying in shape, those toward the end of the body being much larger and longer than the anterior ones, and containing the fully developed sexual organs. The head is small, destitute of a mouth, but furnished with two or more suckers (which vary greatly in shape in different genera), and sometimes, also, with hooks for adhesion to the walls of the intestines of the animals in which they are parasitic. The larv[ae] (see Cysticercus) live in the flesh of various creatures, and when swallowed by another animal of the right species develop into the mature tapeworm in its intestine. See Illustration in Appendix. Note: Three species are common parasites of man: the pork tapeworm (T[ae]nia solium), the larva of which is found in pork; the beef tapeworm (T. mediocanellata), the larva of which lives in the flesh of young cattle; and the broad tapeworm (Bothriocephalus latus) which is found chiefly in the inhabitants of the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. See also Echinococcus, Cysticercus, Proglottis, and 2d Measles, 4.

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- Thomas C. (2012). "Cestoidea: The Tapeworms, Cestodaria: the Unsegemented Tapeworms & Eucestoda: The True Tapeworms". General Parasitology. Elsevier Science...
- infected person does not know they have tapeworms. This form is easily treated with medications which eliminate the tapeworm. The other form, "secondary hosting"...
- Diphyllobothrium is a genus of tapeworms which can cause diphyllobothriasis in humans through consumption of raw or undercooked fish. The prin****l species...
- Cestodaria. All tapeworms are endoparasites of vertebrates, living in the digestive tract or related ducts. Examples are the pork tapeworm (Taenia solium)...
- called tapeworms Tapeworm (band), an American band, a defunct Nine Inch Nails side project Tapeworm (Stamford band), a 1978 hardcore punk band Tapeworm (film)...
- The term cat tapeworm may refer to: Dipylidium caninum, a tapeworm often infesting domestic dogs and cats whose intermediate host is parasitic fleas Taenia...
- diet hoaxes also appeared, such as the tapeworms diet, where the dieters would purportedly willfully ingest tapeworms in the hopes they would reach maturity...
- The term feline tapeworm may refer to: Dipylidium caninum, a tapeworm often infesting domestic cats whose intermediate host is parasitic fleas Taenia...
- to parasitic worms, especially the Nematoda (roundworms) and Cestoda (tapeworms) which reside in the intestines of their host. When an animal or human...
- Tapeworm was an American side project of Nine Inch Nails which existed in various forms from 1995 to roughly 2004. Tapeworm never released any recordings...
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