Diphyllobothrium

noun

Di·​phyl·​lo·​both·​ri·​um -ˈbäth-rē-əm How to pronounce Diphyllobothrium (audio)
: 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

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“Diphyllobothrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Diphyllobothrium. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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