Definitions for echinococcus multilocularis

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word echinococcus multilocularis

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Echinococcus multilocularis

    Echinococcus multilocularis is a cyclophyllid tapeworm that, along with some other members of the Echinococcus genus, produces the disease known as echinococcosis in certain terrestrial mammals, including wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, domestic dogs and humans. Unlike E. granulosus, E. multilocularis produces many small cysts that spread throughout the internal organs of the infected animal. Ingestion of these cysts, usually by a canid eating an infected rodent, results in a heavy infestation of tapeworms.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Echinococcus multilocularis

    A north temperate species of tapeworm (CESTODA) whose adult form infects FOXES and wild RODENTS. The larval form can infect humans producing HEPATIC HYDATID CYSTS.


Find a translation for the echinococcus multilocularis definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these echinococcus multilocularis definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"echinococcus multilocularis." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Mar. 2015. < multilocularis>.

Are we missing a good definition for echinococcus multilocularis? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for echinococcus multilocularis:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.