any of various cestode flatworms that live in the adult stage as parasites in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates and in the larval stage usually in various intermediate hosts
Origin of tapewormso named from the shape of its flattened body
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 .
(countable and uncountable, plural tapeworms)
- mopwater, mop water