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beef tapeworm


Medical Definition of beef tapeworm

  1. :  an unarmed tapeworm of the genus Taenia (T. saginata) that infests the human intestine as an adult, has a cysticercus larva that develops in cattle, and is contracted through ingestion of the larva in raw or rare beef

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