Measly tapeworm
The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork. (Measly pork is pork that is infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm.) The worm can grow to be 3-6 feet (0.9-1.8 meters) long in the human intestine. The worm is also known as the armed tapeworm. The disease caused by the pork tapeworm is called cysticercosis.

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Taenia solium.

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  • Tapeworm, armed — The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork, pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm. The worm can grow to be 3 6 feet (0.9 1.8 meters) long in the human intestine. The worm is also known as the …   Medical dictionary

  • Tapeworm, pork — Taenia solium (also called the armed tapeworm or the measly tapeworm), a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork, pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm. The worm can grow to be 3 6 feet (0.9 1.8 meters) long in the human… …   Medical dictionary

  • Measly — The word measly can refer to measles, and, thence, to spotty and, thence, to something that is of little value. In medicine, the measly tapeworm is the pork tapeworm (T. solium) which can be contracted through eating measly pork (pork infected… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tapeworm, measly — The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork. (Measly pork is pork that is infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm.) The worm can grow to be 3 6 feet (0.9 1.8 meters) long in the human intestine. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pork tapeworm — Taenia solium (also called the armed tapeworm or the measly tapeworm), a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork, pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm. The worm can grow to be 3 6 feet (0.9 1.8 meters) long in the human… …   Medical dictionary

  • Armed tapeworm — The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork, pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm. The worm can grow to be 3 6 feet (0.9 1.8 meters) long in the human intestine. The worm is also known as the …   Medical dictionary

  • Taenia solium — The pork tapeworm. Contracted from undercooked or measly pork (pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm). Can grow to be 3 6 feet (0.9 1.8 m) long in the human intestine. Also known as the armed tapeworm and the measly tapeworm. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cysticercosis — Classification and external resources Magnetic resonance image of a patient with neurocysticercosis demonstrating multiple cysticerci within the brain. ICD 10 B69 …   Wikipedia

  • Cysticercosis — An infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticerci (SIS tuh sir KEY) (cysts). When cysticerci are found in the brain, the condition is called neurocysticercosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cysticercus — Originally described as a genus of bladderworms, now known to be the encysted larvae of various taenioid tapeworms; the generic name is, however, retained as a convenience in referring to the larval encysted forms. See c.. SYN: bladderworm. [G.… …   Medical dictionary

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