hymenolepiasis

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hymenolepiasis

 [hi″men-o-lep-i´ah-sis]
infection due to tapeworms of the genus Hymenolepis.
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hy·me·no·le·pi·a·sis

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