[AS., from L. tapete, cloth for hangings.] A narrow woven band used for tying and binding. - Tape-worm, along, flat, parasitical worm. with small head, no mouth, but having suckers and sometimes hooks for adhesion to the walls of the intestines. The pork thread-worm from pigs, the beef tape-worm from young cattle, and the broad tape-worm are parasites of man.