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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.
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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
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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]
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tape·worm

(tāp′wûrm′)
Any of various long flatworms that live as parasites in the intestines of many animals, including humans.
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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
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Translations

tapeworm

[ˈteɪpwɜːm] Ntenia f, solitaria f
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tapeworm

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

nBandwurm m
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tapeworm

[ˈteɪpˌwɜːm] ntenia, verme m solitario
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tape·worm

n. tenia, solitaria. V.: taeniatenia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tapeworm

n tenia, solitaria
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References in periodicals archive ?
Dogs that are allowed to roam may come into contact with dead sheep and pick up hydatid tapeworms from scavenging their tissues.