: 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

Word History


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

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“Triaenophorus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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