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[ih-kahy-nuh-kok-uh s] /ɪˌkaɪ nəˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural echinococci [ih-kahy-noh-kok-sahy] /ɪˌkaɪ noʊˈkɒk saɪ/ (Show IPA)
any of a number of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals. Unabridged
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any of the tapeworms constituting the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which are parasitic in man and domestic animals
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echinococcus in Medicine

echinococcus e·chi·no·coc·cus (ĭ-kī'nə-kŏk'əs)
n. pl. e·chi·no·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
A tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus.

Echinococcus n.
A genus of parasitic tapeworms, the larvae of which, under certain conditions, infect humans, forming large hydatid cysts in the liver or lungs and causing serious or fatal disease.

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