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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 classic literature ?
He was fond of inviting them to tea; and, though vowing they never got a look in with him at the cakes and muffins, for it was the fashion to believe that his corpulence pointed to a voracious appetite, and his voracious appetite to tapeworms, they accepted his invitations with real pleasure.
As for Tapeworm, the Charge d'Affaires, he rose up in his box and bowed and simpered, as if he would represent the whole empire.
Tapeworm must have met with Colonel Dobbin at the house of the Colonel's Colonel, the Marshal, for he recognized him on this night at the theatre, and with the utmost condescension, his Majesty's minister came over from his own box and publicly shook hands with his new-found friend.
"Look at that infernal sly-boots of a Tapeworm," Fipps whispered, examining his chief from the stalls.
Tapeworm had just walked off, enveloped in his cloak, with which his gigantic chasseur was always in attendance, and looking as much as possible like Don Juan.
Among the rest was a dried tapeworm. And now, after lying half a century in his garret and other dust holes, these things were not burned; instead of a bonfire, or purifying destruction of them, there was an auction, or increasing of them.
The commonest way for cats to pick up tapeworms is by swallowing infected fleas as they groom themselves.
AFROM what you describe it sounds like Carry has tapeworms - parasites which live in the intestines and shed segments, which come out from her bottom.
Interestingly, the pig industry has laws and regulations that require pigs to be housed indoors at all times on cemented floors to protect them from contracting the tapeworm.The problem of tapeworms in pork arises when pigs are reared on pastures and are also not dewormed properly.
029 2052 THEATRE Margaret and the Tapeworm Join Triongl for a glass of sherry, a mince pie and a heart-warming tale of tinsel and tapeworms.
nihonkaiense tapeworms are ribbon-like and composed of a slender and spatulated scolex (2.4-2.8-mm long and 1.2-1.5-mm wide) with paired slit-like bothria, neck (14.4-16.8-mm long and 1.16-1.28-mm wide), and strobila comprising numerous proglottids (4) (Figure 1).
Diseases caused by tapeworms remain a public health problem in low and middle-income countries including Pakistan.