Triaenophorus

noun Tri·ae·noph·o·rus

Definition of Triaenophorus

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Triaenophoridae) of pseudophyllidean tapeworms that includes a form (T. crassus) parasitic as adults in pike and having larvae which form large cysts in the flesh of whitefish and make it unfit for human consumption

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Origin and Etymology of triaenophorus

New Latin, from Greek triaina trident + New Latin -phorus


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