Dipylidium

noun

Di·​py·​lid·​i·​um ˌdī-ˌpī-ˈlid-ē-əm, -pə- How to pronounce Dipylidium (audio)
: a genus of taenioid tapeworms including the common dog tapeworm (D. caninum) that is a cosmopolitan parasite of dogs, cats, and other carnivores and occasionally infests humans

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“Dipylidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dipylidium. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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