Definition: A family of tapeworms (order Cyclophyllidea) that includes the medically important genus Hymenolepis.
[G. hymen, membrane, + lepis, rind]
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.
Search Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.