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cysticercus

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noun cys·ti·cer·cus \-ˈsər-kəs\

Definition of cysticercus

plural cysticerciplay \-ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\

  1. :  a tapeworm larva that consists of a fluid-filled sac containing an invaginated scolex and is situated in the tissues of an intermediate host



Origin of cysticercus

New Latin, from cyst- + Greek kerkos tail


First Known Use: circa 1871


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cysticercus

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noun cys·ti·cer·cus \-ˈsər-kəs\

Medical Definition of cysticercus

plural cysticerci \-ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\play

  1. :  a tapeworm larva that consists of a fluid-filled sac containing an invaginated scolex, is situated in the tissues of an intermediate host, and is capable of developing into an adult tapeworm when eaten by a suitable definitive host—called also bladder worm, measle

cysticercal \-ˈsər-kəl\play adjective



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