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tape·worm

 (tāp′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various long segmented parasitic flatworms of the class Cestoda that lack a digestive system and have hooks or suckers for attaching to the intestines of vertebrates, including humans. Also called cestode.

tapeworm

(ˈteɪpˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any parasitic ribbon-like flatworm of the class Cestoda, having a body divided into many egg-producing segments and lacking a mouth and gut. The adults inhabit the intestines of vertebrates. See also echinococcus, taenia

tape•worm

(ˈteɪpˌwɜrm)

n.
any of various flat, ribbony worms of the class Cestoda, parasitic in the digestive system of humans and other vertebrates.
[1745–55]

tape·worm

(tāp′wûrm′)
Any of various long flatworms that live as parasites in the intestines of many animals, including humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapeworm - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebratestapeworm - ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
flatworm, platyhelminth - parasitic or free-living worms having a flattened body
Cestoda, class Cestoda - tapeworms
echinococcus - tapeworms whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals
taenia - tapeworms parasitic in humans which uses the pig as its intermediate host
Translations

tapeworm

[ˈteɪpwɜːm] Ntenia f, solitaria f

tapeworm

tape-worm [ˈteɪpwɜːrm] nver m solitaire, ténia m

tapeworm

nBandwurm m

tapeworm

[ˈteɪpˌwɜːm] ntenia, verme m solitario

tape·worm

n. tenia, solitaria. V.: taeniatenia.

tapeworm

n tenia, solitaria
References in periodicals archive ?
The man was infected by pork tapeworm after eating raw meat.
A Florida man recently had a brain-eating parasitic pork tapeworm removed from his eyeball that threatened to turn him blind.
Testing for parasites, including amoeba, round worms (Ascaris lumbricoides), Cestodes (tapeworms, including fish tapeworms), Toxoplasma gondii (cat feces parasites), Babesia (one co-infection of Lyme), pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), pinworms with rectal itching (Enterobius vermicularis) and scores of others are worth seeking and treating in our patients.
ALBENZA is indicated for the treatment of parenchymal neurocysticercosis due to active lesions caused by larval forms of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.
INTRODUCTION: Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by Cysticercus cellulosae, a larval stage of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.
Carriers of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, are the sole source of cysticercosis, a parasitic tissue infection (1).
The pork tapeworm can get into your brain and have a terrible effect but the beef tapeworm is pretty benign.
Human cestode infections Stage seen Species In man Common name Disease Taenia saginata Adult Beef tapeworm Rarely symptomatic Taenia solium Adult Pork tapeworm Rarely symptomatic Larva Cysticercosis Brain and tissue cysts Taenia multiceps Larva Bladderworm, Brain and eye cysts coenurosis E.
Then there is cysticercosis, a parasitic infection caused by a larval pork tapeworm that leads to seizures and epilepsy; toxocariasis, another parasitic infection that causes asthma and neurological problems; cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disfiguring skin infection transmitted by sand flies; and murine typhus, a bacterial infection transmitted by fleas and often linked to rodent infestations.
Cysticercosis is a disease caused by infection with the larval stage of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium.