tapeworm

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a parasitic worm with a long flattened segmented body that lives mainly in the guts of vertebrate animals, including humans.

Medical

  • noun a parasitic worm with a small head and long body like a ribbon. Tapeworms enter the intestine when a person eats raw meat or fish. The worms attach themselves with hooks to the side of the intestine and grow longer by adding sections to their bodies.
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