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  1. tapeworm infection(noun)

    intestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm; usually the result of eating inadequately cooked meat or fish


  1. Tapeworm infection

    Tapeworm Infestation is the infection of the digestive tract by adult parasitic flatworms called cestodes or tapeworms. Live tapeworm larvae are sometimes ingested by consuming undercooked food. Once inside the digestive tract, a larva can grow into a very large adult tapeworm. Additionally, many tapeworm larvae cause symptoms in an intermediate host. For example, cysticercosis is a disease of humans involving larval tapeworms in the human body.


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