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 measly tapeworm. The disease caused by the pork tapeworm is called cysticercosis.

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  • armed — ärmd adj 1) having an arm or arms esp. of a specified kind or number usu. used in combination <long armed> <two armed> 2) having a spiny rostellum <a tapeworm armed with numerous hammer shaped hooks> …   Medical dictionary

  • tapeworm — An intestinal parasitic worm, adults of which are found in the intestine of vertebrates; the term is commonly restricted to members of the class Cestoidea. Tapeworms consist of a scolex, variously equipped with spined or sucking structures by… …   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

  • 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

  • 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

  • armed tapeworm — noun : a tapeworm with a spiny rostellum (as the pork tapeworm) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taenia (tapeworm) — This article is about a genus of tapeworm. For other uses, see Taenia (architecture)Taxobox name = Taenia image width = 200px image caption = Scolex of Taenia solium regnum = Animalia phylum = Platyhelminthes classis = Cestoda ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • pork tapeworm — noun : an armed tapeworm (Taenia solium) that infests the human intestine as an adult, has a cysticercal larva that typically develops in swine, and is contracted by man through ingestion of the larva in raw or imperfectly cooked pork …   Useful english dictionary

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