What does tapeworm mean?

Definitions for tapewormˈteɪpˌwɜrm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapeworm, cestode(noun)

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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tapeworm

    tāp′wurm, n. a term sometimes used as a popular synonym for Cestoda or Cestoid Worms, but especially for those which belong to the families Tæniadæ and Bothriocephalidæ.

Anagrams for tapeworm »

  1. mopwater, mop water


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapeworm in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tapeworm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William S. Burroughs:

    Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm?

  2. Laura Beil:

    He starts talking really weird stuff, like there was a tapeworm inside of him, and his insides were being eaten. And he kept making her stop to eat, plate after plate of food, saying that something was eating his insides.

Images & Illustrations of tapeworm

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