tapeworm
Pronunciation
  • (GA) enPR: tāpʹwûrm', IPA: /ˈteɪpˌwɝm/
Noun

tapeworm

  1. (countable) Any parasitical worm of the class or infraclass Cestoda, which infest the intestines of animals, including humans, often infecting different host species during their life cycle.
    1. (countable) A broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum.
  2. (uncountable) Infection by tapeworms.
Synonyms
  • (any species of class Cestoda) cestode
Translations
  • French: ver solitaire
  • German: Bandwurm
  • Italian: verme solitario, tenia
  • Portuguese: tênia
  • Russian: ле́нточный червь
  • Spanish: tenia, lombriz solitaria, cestodo, céstodo
Translations
  • German: Fischbandwurm, Grubenkopf



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