Meaning of “tapeworm” in the English Dictionary

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"tapeworm" in British English

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tapewormnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈteɪp.wɜːm/ us /ˈteɪp.wɝːm/

(Definition of “tapeworm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tapeworm" in American English

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tapewormnoun [ C ]

us /ˈteɪpˌwɜrm/

a parasite (= animal that lives in another organism and feeds from it) that sometimes lives inside the bowels of humans and other animals

(Definition of “tapeworm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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