fringed tapeworm

fringed tapeworm
fringed tapeworm 'frinjd- n a tapeworm of the genus Thysanosoma (T. actiniodes) found in the intestine and bile ducts of ruminants esp. in the western U.S.

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Thysanosoma actinioides.

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