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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 This disease, known as cysticercosis, is relatively rare in the United States. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 26 Apr. 2010 The diagnosis of cysticercosis in unusual sites such as breast may be clinically difficult and this supports why all biopsies must be sent to the pathologists for definitive diagnosis. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 14 June 2016 The highest rates of cysticercosis are found in areas that have poor sanitation and free-range pigs that have access to human feces, according to the CDC. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 The medical team was then able to come up with a diagnosis — cysticercosis, a tapeworm infection that affects the brain, muscle, and other tissues. Robyn Merrett,, 16 Nov. 2021 Though these infections may be rare among people who live in countries where pigs do not have contact with human feces, cysticercosis can be acquired anywhere in the world, including the United States and other Western nations. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 27 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History


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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Cite this Entry

“Cysticercosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


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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