echinococcus

[ ih-kahy-nuh-kok-uh s ]
/ ɪˌkaɪ nəˈkɒk əs /

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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British Dictionary definitions for echinococcus

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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Medical definitions for echinococcus (1 of 2)

echinococcus
[ ĭ-kī′nə-kŏkəs ]

n. pl. e•chi•no•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)

A tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus.

Medical definitions for echinococcus (2 of 2)

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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