Beef tapeworm

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Medical Definition of Beef tapeworm

Beef tapeworm: The most common of the large tapeworms that parasitize people. Beef tapeworm can be contracted from infected beef that is raw or rare. Also known as Taenia saginata.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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