tapeworm infection

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tapeworm infection intestinal infection by a species of parasitic tapeworm; usually the result of eating inadequately cooked meat or fish
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Usage

In literature:

Nuts are free from trichinae, tapeworm and other parasites, as well as the infections due to specific disease.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
CAUSE: Small portions of tapeworms, consisting of one or more segments, are occasionally seen in the droppings of infected cattle.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Cows, carry tapeworm, 51; infected with tuberculosis, 182.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
Various tapeworm or cestode infections are contracted by eating meat containing the parasite.
"Food Poisoning" by Edwin Oakes Jordan
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In news:

The larval stage of the pork tapeworm ( Taenia solium ) infects the human nervous system, causing neurocysticercosis.
How to treat and prevent recurring tapeworm infections in your dog.
My Rottweiler has had numerous tapeworm infections, and I'm tired of it.
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