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

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