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Medical Term:

Diphyllobothrium latum


the broad or broad fish tapeworm, a species that causes diphyllobothriasis, found in humans and fish-eating mammals in many parts of northern Europe, Japan and elsewhere in Asia, and in Scandinavian populations of the American north central states and in north American Inuit populations; it often has 3000–4000 segments, broader than long; the head has typical bothria characteristic of the genus.

Synonym(s): Dibothriocephalus latus

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