African tapeworm

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Medical Definition of African tapeworm

African tapeworm: Taenia saginata, the beef tapeworm, is the most common of the big tapeworms that parasitizes people, contracted from infected raw or rare beef. Can grow to be 12-25 feet (3.6-7.5 m) long in the human intestine.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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