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diphyllobothriasis


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(dy-fil-oh-bo-thry-ă-sis)

an infestation of the intestine with the broad tapeworm, Diphyllobothrium latum, which sometimes causes nausea, malnutrition, diarrhoea, and anaemia resulting from impaired absorption of vitamin B12 through the gut.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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