Beef tapeworm
Taenia saginata, the most common of the big tapeworms that parasitizes people, contracted from infected raw or rare beef. Can grow to be 12-25 feet (3.6-7.5 m) long in the human intestine. Also known as the African tapeworm.

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beef tapeworm n an unarmed tapeworm of the genus Taenia (T. saginata) that infests the human intestine as an adult, has a cysticercus larva that develops in cattle, and is contracted through ingestion of the larva in raw or rare beef

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Taenia saginata.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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