Echinococcus definitions

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Any of several parasitic tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which infect mammals and form large, spherical cysts in the liver or lungs, causing serious or fatal disease.
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Any of a genus (Echinococcus) of tapeworms that cause disease in mammals.
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Any of several parasitic tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which infect mammals and form large, spherical cysts in the liver or lungs, causing serious or fatal disease.
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(zoology) A parasite of humans and of many domestic and wild animals, the larval stage of Taenia echinococcus, that forms compound cysts or tumours (called hydatid cysts) in various organs, but especially in the liver and lungs.
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Origin of echinococcus

New Latin Echīnococcus genus name echino– –coccus