Diphyllobothrium

noun
Di·phyl·lo·both·ri·um | \-ˈbäth-rē-əm \

Medical Definition of Diphyllobothrium 

: a large genus of tapeworms that is the type genus of the family Diphyllobothriidae and that comprises a number of parasites of fish-eating birds and mammals including the fish tapeworm (D. latum) of humans — compare bothriocephalus

Learn More about Diphyllobothrium

Share Diphyllobothrium

Comments on Diphyllobothrium

What made you want to look up Diphyllobothrium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!