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]