Tapeworm definitions

tāp'wûrm'
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.
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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.
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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.
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(countable) Any parasitical worm of the class Cestoda, which infest the intestines of animals, including humans, often infecting different host species during their life cycle.
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(countable) A broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum.
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(uncountable) Infestation by tapeworms.
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Origin of tapeworm

tape +"Ž worm