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n. pl. e·chi·no·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of several parasitic tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which infect mammals and form large, spherical cysts in the liver or lungs, causing serious or fatal disease.

[New Latin Echīnococcus, genus name : echino- + -coccus.]


(Animals) any of the tapeworms constituting the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which are parasitic in man and domestic animals
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Noun1.echinococcus - tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
cestode, tapeworm - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
genus Echinococcus - tapeworms


n. Equinococo, especie de tenia o trematodo.


n equinococo
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