Definition of bladder worm in English:

bladder worm


  • 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.

    • ‘The larvae migrate to various tissues and within 2 months convert into what are known as bladder worms.’
    • ‘A person becomes infected when a bladder worm is eaten along with raw or insufficiently cooked meat.’
    • ‘Known as the bladder worm because of the shape of the larval stage, T. saginata is one of the most common tapeworms infecting humans.’
    • ‘When a bladder worm is ingested, the gastric juice of the stomach dissolves the wall of the capsule.’
    • ‘What are the signs of infestation with the bladder worm?’