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a genus of tapeworms. D. cani´num is parasitic in dogs, cats, and occasionally humans.
Dipylidium/Dip·y·lid·i·um/ (dip″ĭ-lid´e-um) a genus of tapeworms. D. cani´num, the dog tapeworm, is parasitic in dogs and cats and is occasionally found in humans.
A genus of tapeworms (family Dipylidiae) that infests dogs and cats.
a genus of tapeworms of the family Dipylidiidae. Besides those listed below, includes D. gracile, D. compactum, D. diffusum, D. buencaminoi (syn. D. caninum), D. sexcoronatum (cats).
the dog tapeworm, parasitic in dogs and cats and occasionally found in humans. Esthetically unattractive when excreted in the feces, but causes little damage other than anal irritation.