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echinococcus

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

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

(ĭ-kī′nə-kŏkəs)
n. pl. e•chi•no•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)
  1. A tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus.
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Echinococcus

n.
  1. 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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