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sparganum

noun spar·ga·num \ ˈspär-gə-nəm \

medical Definition of sparganum

plural spargana play \-nə\ also sparganums
: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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