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Definition of Beef tapeworm

Beef tapeworm: The most common of the large tapeworms that parasitize people. Beef tapeworm can be contracted from infected beef that is raw or rare. Also known as Taenia saginata.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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