- T. solium) which can be contracted through eating measly pork (pork infected with the larval form of T. solium).
* * *Pertaining to pork or beef infected with the cysticerci of the tapeworms Taenia solium or Taenia saginata, respectively.
* * *1) infected with measles2 a) containing larval tapewormsb) infected with trichinae
* * *mea·sly (meґzle) of meat, having a speckled appearance because of the presence of cysticerci.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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