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a genus of tapeworms. H. diminu´ta, H. lanceola´ta, and H. na´na have been found in humans.
The largest genus (family Hymenolepididae) of tapeworms in the order Cyclophyllidea; especially common parasites of rodents, shrews, and aquatic birds.
[G. hymēn, membrane, + lepis, rind]
Hymenolepis/Hy·me·nol·e·pis/ (hi″mĕ-nol´ĕ-pis) a genus of tapeworms, including H. na´na, found in rodents, rats, and humans, especially children.
Etymology: Gk, hymen, membrane + lepis, rind
a genus of tapeworms of the family Hymenolepididae, which parasitize birds and mammals, including humans. See also hymenolepiasis.
a genus of cyclophyllidean tapeworms of the family Hymenolepididae; mostly have little pathogenicity.
found in small intestine of chickens and other birds.
occurs in fowls.
occurs in wild rodents and in humans.
found in ducks and geese.
found in duodenum, gallbladder and bile ducts of rodents.
occurs in primates, rodents and humans. Called also dwarf tapeworm.