Definition of tapeworm in English:

tapeworm

Line breaks: tape|worm
Pronunciation: /ˈteɪpwəːm
 
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noun

A parasitic flatworm, the adult of which lives in the intestines. It has a long ribbon-like body with many segments that can become independent, and a small head bearing hooks and suckers.
  • Class Cestoda, phylum Platyhelminthes
More example sentences
  • The cestodes, or tapeworms, differ in a number of ways from other flatworms.
  • An abundance of parasites, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, nematodes, tapeworms, and the larvae of flies, wasps, and moths, are known to infect bumblebees.
  • The gravid segment of the adult tapeworm breaks off and disintegrates in the large bowel, releasing hundreds of infective eggs, which then pass out with the feces.

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