cysticercoid

noun

cys·​ti·​cer·​coid ˌsi-stə-ˈsər-ˌkȯid How to pronounce cysticercoid (audio)
: a tapeworm larva having an invaginated scolex and solid tailpiece

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cysticercoid was circa 1858

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“Cysticercoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cysticercoid. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cysticercoid

noun
cys·​ti·​cer·​coid -ˈsər-ˌkȯid How to pronounce cysticercoid (audio)
: a tapeworm larva having an invaginated scolex and solid hind part
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