A genus of tapeworms of the family diphyllobothriidae, which are parasites of fish-eating cats, dogs, and birds. Infection in man is caused by eating undercooked fish. The larval form is called sparganum. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(from the article `cestodiasis`) ...worm lives mainly in dogs, and human infestation is contracted by the ingestion of eggs present in dog excreta. Surgical removal of the lesions is ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: spī′rō-mē′tră Definitions: 1. A genus of pseudophyllid tapeworms.
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Spirometra is a genus of Pseudophyllid cestode that reproduces in canines and felines but which can cause pathology in humans. As an adult, this tapeworm lives in the small intestine of its definitive host and produces eggs that pass with the animal`s feces. The eggs hatch into coracidia which are eaten by copepods which become infected themselve.
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