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Definition of Taeniasis

Taeniasis: Infection with any of the tapeworms of the genus Taenia. Humans taeniasis can be caused by eating pork or beef contaminated with the larval stage of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, or the beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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