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Heterophyes heterophyes
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Heterophyes heterophyes is a parasitic fluke that can infect humans that is classified within the Trematoda class. Its range is large and includes China, North Africa, Korea, Japan, Asia Minor, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Adults reach an average size between .03 inches and .06 inches. Its body is covered with scales, occurring in higher numbers near the front end, which holds an oral sucker....

Beef Tapeworm Taenia saginata or Taeniarhynchus saginata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata or Taeniarhynchus saginata) is a species of tapeworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. It can affect both cattle and humans, and causes the disease taeniasis in humans. It can be found in many areas that have a beef market including Africa, the Philippines, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, although it is not abundant in this area. It does...

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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