Diphyllobothrium

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(dī-fil″ō-both′rē-ŭm )

[L. Diphyllobothrium, fr di- + Gr. phyllon, leaf + Gr. bothrion, pit]
A genus of tapeworm of the order Pseudophyllidea, marked by a scolex with two bothria (slitlike grooves). The genus was formerly called Dibothriocephalus.
SEE: Pseudophyllidea

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