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noun cys·ti·cer·cus \-ˈsər-kəs\
plural cys·ti·cer·ci \-ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\

Medical Definition of CYSTICERCUS

:  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
cys·ti·cer·cal \-ˈsər-kəl\ adjective


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