hymenolepiasis

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hymenolepiasis

 [hi″men-o-lep-i´ah-sis]
infection due to tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.

hy·me·no·le·pi·a·sis

(hī'me-nō-lĕ-pī'ă-sis),
Illness produced by infection with tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.

Hymenolepiasis

Parasitic infection caused by the presence of tapeworms from the Hymenolepis genus, such as the dwarf tapeworm (Hymenolepis nana) or the rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis diminuta).
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