Medical Dictionary

sparganum

play
noun spar·ga·num \ˈspär-gə-nəm\

Medical Definition of sparganum

plural

spargana

\-nə\play also

sparganums

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sparganum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

not embarrassed or apologetic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!