cysticercosis

noun

cys·​ti·​cer·​co·​sis ˌsi-stə-(ˌ)sər-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce cysticercosis (audio)
plural cysticercoses ˌsi-stə-(ˌ)sər-ˈkō-ˌsēz How to pronounce cysticercosis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by cysticerci

Examples of cysticercosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And cysticercosis can be prevented with proper handwashing after using the toilet and before handling food. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 14 Mar. 2024 However, cysticercosis may become more common in the U.S. as international travel becomes more common, according to the National Library of Medicine. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2024 Tapeworm infections, known as cysticercosis, come either from eating undercooked pork or from ingesting traces of infected feces from a human carrier. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 29 Feb. 2024 Taeniasis and cysticercosis in housemaids working in affluent neighborhoods in Lima, Peru. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2012 What are the symptoms of cysticercosis? Korin Miller, Health.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Human cysticercosis of the breast mimicking breast cancer: a report of a case from Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2016 Seroprevalence of cysticercosis in an Orthodox Jewish community. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2012 The global distribution of cysticercosis infection. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2012

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cysticercosis was in 1905

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“Cysticercosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cysticercosis. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

cysticercosis

noun
cys·​ti·​cer·​co·​sis -(ˌ)sər-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce cysticercosis (audio)
plural cysticercoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce cysticercosis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by cysticerci
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