from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of the Cestoidea, or cestoid worms, of which the broad tapeworm, B. latus, is the type. It belongs to the group of the Pseudophyllidea (which see). Also Botryocephalus.
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It is now official in the Pharmacopoeia of India and also in the U.S. P. as an anthelmintic and purgative; in S.itzerland it is commonly given to expel the bothriocephalus which abounds there, the lake fish acting as hosts.