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Definition of Measly

Measly: The word measly can refer to measles, and, thence, to spotty and, thence, to something that is of little value. In medicine, the measly tapeworm is the pork tapeworm (T. solium) which can be contracted through eating measly pork (pork infected with the larval form of T. solium).

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

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