Definition of Taenia saginata
Taenia saginata: The beef tapeworm. The most common of the big tapeworms that parasitizes people, contracted from infected raw or rare beef. Can grow to be 12-25 feet (3.6-7.5 m) long in the human intestine. Also known as the African tapeworm.
Last Editorial Review: 4/27/2011 5:27:15 PM
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