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Pronunciation: su'do-fi-lid'e-a

Definition: An order of tapeworms with an aquatic life cycle, passing through coracidium, procercoid, and plerocercoid stages before developing into adults in fish, marine mammals, or fish-eating mammals; includes the broad fish tapeworm of humans, Diphyllobothrium latum.

[pseudo- + G. phyllon, leaf]

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