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bothrium

Pronunciation: both′rē-ŭm, -rē-ă

Definition: One of the slitlike sucking grooves found on the scolex of pseudophyllidean tapeworms, such as the human broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum.

[G. bothros, pit or trench]

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