pork tapeworm

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pork tapeworm (plural pork tapeworms)

  1. A species of parasitic flatworm, Taenia solium, which uses pigs as an intermediate host.
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 91:
      When larvae of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm, penetrate the human central nervous system they cause neurocysticercosis, a particularly nasty form of epilepsy.