From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
tapewormtape‧worm /ˈteɪpwɜːm $ -wɜːrm/ noun [countable] HBAa long flat worm that lives in the bowels of humans and other animals and can make them ill
Examples from the Corpus
tapewormLocal fish always carry parasites - not just the external ones which may respond to treatment, but internal ones such as tapeworms.You can tell it from a beef tapeworm by the hooks on its mouth.In earlier centuries, tapeworms and threadworms were regularly found in the intestine.Treatment for tapeworms can also start at this age.It is therefore vital to control fleas if you are to prevent infection by this species of tapeworm.I am bound to the unknown and neglected Stuart-Murrays by spiralling tapeworms of genetic material.