noun plural

Di·​phyl·​lo·​both·​ri·​i·​dae -ˈrī-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Diphyllobothriidae (audio)
: a family of tapeworms that belong to the order Pseudophyllidea and have a complex life history with more than one intermediate host and the scolex of the adult usually grooved and lacking suckers or hooks

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“Diphyllobothriidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Diphyllobothriidae. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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