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Diphyllobothrium

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

Medical Definition of Diphyllobothrium

  1. :  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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