Spirometra

noun

Spi·​rom·​e·​tra spī-ˈräm-ə-trə, spi- How to pronounce Spirometra (audio)
: a genus of tapeworms of the order Pseudophyllidea that include several (as S. mansoni of Asia and S. mansonoides of the southern United States) which sometimes cause sparganosis in humans

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“Spirometra.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spirometra. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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