sparganum

noun
spar·​ga·​num | \ ˈspär-gə-nəm How to pronounce sparganum (audio) \
plural spargana\ -​nə How to pronounce sparganum (audio) \ also sparganums

Medical Definition of sparganum

: an intramuscular or subcutaneous vermiform parasite of various vertebrates including humans that is the plerocercoid larva of a tapeworm sometimes used as though a generic name when referring to such a larva Sparganum mansoni is the larva of Spirometra mansoni

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“Sparganum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sparganum. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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