bothridium

noun
bo·​thrid·​i·​um | \ bō-ˈthrid-ē-əm How to pronounce bothridium (audio) \
plural bothridia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce bothridium (audio) \ or bothridiums

Medical Definition of bothridium

: one of the outgrowths from the head of tapeworms especially of the order Tetraphyllidea that act as holdfasts

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“Bothridium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bothridium. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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