tapeworm


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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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Tapeworm was nephew and heir of old Marshal Tiptoff, who has been introduced in this story as General Tiptoff, just before Waterloo, who was Colonel of the --th regiment in which Major Dobbin served, and who died in this year full of honours, and of an aspic of plovers' eggs; when the regiment was graciously given by his Majesty to Colonel Sir Michael O'Dowd, K.
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.
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.
Noteworthy, high values of infection parameters, persistence throughout the year, and the recording of gravid specimens, point out the high transmission rates and successful population development of this tapeworm.
Fleas can transmit cat scratch fever and tapeworm, as well as other diseases.
An average of 800-900 cases of tapeworm infection are registered in Bulgaria each year.
Both the extract of the seed and decoction show 100% cure for pork tapeworm and a 94.
This tapeworm is endemic to many parts of the developing world including Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tapeworm species collected in Vietnam will be compared to those gathered previously in Australia and Borneo.
2003), red foxes Vulpes vulpes are infected with the fox tapeworm Echinococcus; multilocularis (Eckert et al.
The tapeworm could reproduce and its larvae could spread throughout the body.