any of various flat or tapelike worms
of the class Cestoidea, lacking an alimentary canal, and parasitic when adult in the alimentary canal of humans and other vertebrates: the larval and adult stages are usually in different hosts.
Tapeworm infection is the infestation of the digestive tract by a species of
parasitic cestodal flatworm called tapeworms. Live tapeworm larvae (coenuri) are
Tapeworms are flat segmented worms that live in the intestines of some animals.
Animals can become infected with these parasites when grazing in pastures or ...
Tapeworms are long, flat worms that attach themselves to your dog's (or cat's)
intestines. A tapeworm body consists of multiple parts, or segments, each with its
The head of the tapeworm
, called the scolex or holdfast, is equipped with hooks and suckers that are used to anchor itself to the wall of the small intestine. There's a human health risk associated with two species of tapeworms
which dogs may expose people to if they e... More »
Tapeworm infection is caused by eating the raw or undercooked meat of infected
animals. Cattle usually carry Taenia saginata (T. saginata). Pigs carry Taenia ...
If you eat food or drink water contaminated with feces from a person or animal
with tapeworm, you ingest microscopic tapeworm eggs. For example, a pig ...
Cestodiasis is the medical term for tapeworm infestation. Tapeworms typically
settle in the small intestine. The tapeworm species can include Taenia,
A worm that grows in the intestines by eating your food is pretty icky to think about
. This article provides the basics on tapeworm infections and how to prevent ...
Tapeworms are flat worms that are segmented. They consist of a head, neck, and
then a number of segments. The head usually has suckers or muscular ...