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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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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