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 cysticercoses (audio) \

Definition of cysticercosis

: infestation with or disease caused by cysticerci

Examples of cysticercosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "A man had seizures after eating hot pot. Turns out he had tapeworms in his brain," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cysticercosis

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cysticercosis

New Latin

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“Cysticercosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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cys·​ti·​cer·​co·​sis | \ -(ˌ)sər-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce cysticercosis (audio) \
plural cysticercoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce cysticercoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of cysticercosis

: infestation with or disease caused by cysticerci

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