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

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  • Pork tapeworm infection — Known medically as cysticercosis, an infection caused by Taenia solium (the pork tapeworm). 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tapeworm infection, pork — Known medically as cysticercosis, an infection caused by Taenia solium (the pork tapeworm). 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… …   Medical dictionary

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  • 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

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