pork tapeworm

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Medical Definition of pork tapeworm

: a tapeworm of the genus Taenia (T. solium) that infests the human intestine as an adult, has a cysticercus larva that typically develops in swine, and is contracted by humans through ingestion of the larva in raw or imperfectly cooked pork

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“Pork tapeworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pork%20tapeworm. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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