Triaenophorus

noun
Tri·​ae·​noph·​o·​rus

Definition of Triaenophorus

: 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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History and Etymology for Triaenophorus

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

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“Triaenophorus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Triaenophorus. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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