One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An immature form of a tapeworm, which lives in the flesh of the secondary host. Further development is suspended until it is eaten by the primary host.
- ‘What are the signs of infestation with the bladder worm?’
- ‘A person becomes infected when a bladder worm is eaten along with raw or insufficiently cooked meat.’
- ‘The larvae migrate to various tissues and within 2 months convert into what are known as bladder worms.’
- ‘When a bladder worm is ingested, the gastric juice of the stomach dissolves the wall of the capsule.’
- ‘Known as the bladder worm because of the shape of the larval stage, T. saginata is one of the most common tapeworms infecting humans.’
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