Bothriocephalus

noun
Both·​rio·​ceph·​a·​lus | \ ˌbäth-rē-ō-ˈsef-ə-ləs \

Medical Definition of Bothriocephalus

: a genus of tapeworms of the order Pseudophyllidea with two bothria that is sometimes considered to include the common fish tapeworm of humans — compare diphyllobothrium

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