views updated

diphyllobothriasis (dy-fil-oh-bo-thry-ă-sis) n. 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.

About this article

diphyllobothriasis

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article