cysticercus

noun
cys·​ti·​cer·​cus | \ ˌsi-stə-ˈsər-kəs How to pronounce cysticercus (audio) \
plural cysticerci\ ˌsi-​stə-​ˈsər-​ˌsī How to pronounce cysticercus (audio) , -​ˌkī \

Definition of cysticercus

: a tapeworm larva that consists of a fluid-filled sac containing an invaginated scolex and is situated in the tissues of an intermediate host

First Known Use of cysticercus

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cysticercus

New Latin, from cyst- + Greek kerkos tail

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The first known use of cysticercus was circa 1871

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“Cysticercus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cysticercus. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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cysticercus

noun
cys·​ti·​cer·​cus | \ -ˈsər-kəs How to pronounce cysticercus (audio) \
plural cysticerci\ -​ˈsər-​ˌsī, -​ˌkī How to pronounce cysticercus (audio) \

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

Other Words from cysticercus

cysticercal \ -​ˈsər-​kəl How to pronounce cysticercus (audio) \ adjective

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