Definitions for tapewormˈteɪpˌwɜrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tape•wormˈteɪpˌwɜrm(n.)

  1. any of various flat, ribbony worms of the class Cestoda, parasitic in the digestive system of humans and other vertebrates.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of tapeworm:

1745–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapeworm, cestode(noun)

    ribbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates

Wiktionary

  1. tapeworm(Noun)

    Any parasitical worm of the class Cestoda, which infest the intestines of both animals and humans.

  2. tapeworm(Noun)

    A broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tapeworm(noun)

    any one of numerous species of cestode worms belonging to Taenia and many allied genera. The body is long, flat, and composed of numerous segments or proglottids varying in shape, those toward the end of the body being much larger and longer than the anterior ones, and containing the fully developed sexual organs. The head is small, destitute of a mouth, but furnished with two or more suckers (which vary greatly in shape in different genera), and sometimes, also, with hooks for adhesion to the walls of the intestines of the animals in which they are parasitic. The larvae (see Cysticercus) live in the flesh of various creatures, and when swallowed by another animal of the right species develop into the mature tapeworm in its intestine. See Illustration in Appendix

Freebase

  1. Tapeworm

    Tapeworm is a defunct side project of Nine Inch Nails which existed in various forms from 1995 to roughly 2004. Tapeworm never released any recordings, but was frequently referenced in interviews. The band started as a side-project between Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and live-band members Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser. Through the years the group expanded and evolved numerous times to include artists such as Maynard James Keenan, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder, effectively turning the project into a supergroup. After many years of rumors and expected release dates, Reznor announced the end of the project in 2004.

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