Definition of bladder worm in English:
An immature form of a tapeworm, which lives in the flesh of the secondary host. Further development is suspended until it is eaten by the primary host.
- A person becomes infected when a bladder worm is eaten along with raw or insufficiently cooked meat.
- Known as the bladder worm because of the shape of the larval stage, T. saginata is one of the most common tapeworms infecting humans.
- When a bladder worm is ingested, the gastric juice of the stomach dissolves the wall of the capsule.
Definition of bladder worm in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia