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e·chi·no·coc·cus

 (ĭ-kī′nə-kŏk′əs)
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.]
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echinococcus

(ɪˌkaɪnəˈkɒkəs)
n
(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
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Translations

E·chi·no·coc·cus

n. Equinococo, especie de tenia o trematodo.
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Echinococcus

n equinococo
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References in periodicals archive ?
granulosus (responsible for cystic echinococcosis, the most common type of hydatid disease), Echinococcus multilocularis (causing alveolar echinococcosis), and Echinococcus vogeli and Echinococcus oligarthus (causing polycystic echinococcosis) [8, 9].
In the Amazon, pacas are part of the biological cycle of both human and animal parasites such as echinococcosis Echinococcus vogeli (Gardner et al.
One such zoonotic disease, polycystic echinococcosis, is caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with Echinococcus vogeli tapeworm eggs and the subsequent development of larvae (cysts), mainly in the liver (2).
Human echinococcal disease can be classified in three forms according to morphologic appearance and the behaviour of the disease; cystic echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus, alveolar echinococcosis (AE) caused by Echinococcus multilocularis; and polycystic echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus vogeli or Echinococcus oligarthrus.

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