Armed tapeworm


Armed tapeworm
The pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, a worm contracted from undercooked or measly pork, pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm. The worm can grow to be 3-6 feet (0.9-1.8 meters) long in the human intestine. The worm is also known as the measly tapeworm. The disease caused by the pork tapeworm is called cysticercosis.

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Taenia solium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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