Hymenolepis(redirected from Hymenolepis carioca)
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a genus of tapeworms. H. diminu´ta, H. lanceola´ta, and H. na´na have been found in humans.
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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]
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