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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
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Dogs that are allowed to roam may come into contact with dead sheep and pick up hydatid tapeworms from scavenging their tissues.