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Pronunciation: both′rē-ō-sef′ă-lŭs

Definition: A genus of pseudophyllid tapeworms with both plerocercoid and adult stages in fishes; rarely, if ever, seen as human infection.

[G. bothrion, dim. of bothros, pit or trench, + kephalē, head]

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