bothrium


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both·ri·um

, pl.

both·ri·a

(both'rē-ŭm, -rē-ă),
One of the slitlike sucking grooves found on the scolex of pseudophyllidean tapeworms, such as the human broad fish tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum.
[G. bothros, pit or trench]
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In Europe, infections caused by 3 species of Diphyllo bothrium have recently been reported in humans: D.
Bothrium with crescent plate, with few transversal distal grooves, projected over a smooth basal plate (Fig.