Hymenolepis

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Hymenolepis

 [hi″men-ol´ĕ-pis]
a genus of tapeworms. H. diminu´ta, H. lanceola´ta, and H. na´na have been found in humans.
Life cycle of Hymenolepis nana. From Mahon and Manuselis, 2000.

Hymenolepis

(hī'me-nol'ĕ-pis),
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.

Hymenolepis

[hī′mənol′əpis]
Etymology: Gk, hymen, membrane + lepis, rind
a genus of tapeworms of the family Hymenolepididae, which parasitize birds and mammals, including humans. See also hymenolepiasis.
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Hymenolepis nana egg

Hymenolepis

a genus of cyclophyllidean tapeworms of the family Hymenolepididae; mostly have little pathogenicity.

Hymenolepis cantaniana
found in small intestine of chickens and other birds.
Hymenolepis carioca
occurs in fowls.
Hymenolepis diminuta
occurs in wild rodents and in humans.
Hymenolepis lanceolata
found in ducks and geese.
Hymenolepis microstoma
found in duodenum, gallbladder and bile ducts of rodents.
Hymenolepis nana
occurs in primates, rodents and humans. Called also dwarf tapeworm.