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echinococcus

[ ih-kahy-nuh-kok-uhs ]
/ ɪˌkaɪ nəˈkɒk əs /
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noun, plural e·chi·no·coc·ci [ih-kahy-noh-kok-sahy]. /ɪˌkaɪ noʊˈkɒk saɪ/.
any of a number of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus whose larvae are parasitic in humans and domestic animals.
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echinococcus
/ (ɪˌkaɪnəˈkɒkəs) /

noun
any of the tapeworms constituting the genus Echinococcus, the larvae of which are parasitic in man and domestic animals
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