Bothriocephalus

noun

Both·​rio·​ceph·​a·​lus ˌbäth-rē-ō-ˈsef-ə-ləs How to pronounce Bothriocephalus (audio)
: 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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“Bothriocephalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Bothriocephalus. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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