sparganum


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sparganum

[′spär·gə·nəm]
(invertebrate zoology)
The plerocercoid larva of a tapeworm.
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3% in western Guangdong Province; hence, consumption of wild frogs (and use as poultices) poses a high risk for sparganum infection.
6) With time other factors were proposed as putative initiators of EC, including parasitic infestation with Toxocara cati, (7) Echinococcus granulosus, (8) and Sparganum.
In some cases, Sparganum proliferum is favored, while in others racemose cysticercus or undifferentiated sparganum or tetrathyridium is thought to represent the aberrant cestode larva.