cysticercus

noun cys·ti·cer·cus \ ˌsi-stə-ˈsər-kəs \

Definition of cysticercus

plural cysticerci play \ˌsi-stə-ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\
:a tapeworm larva that consists of a fluid-filled sac containing an invaginated scolex and is situated in the tissues of an intermediate host

Origin and Etymology of cysticercus

New Latin, from cyst- + Greek kerkos tail


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cysticercus

noun cys·ti·cer·cus \ -ˈsər-kəs \

medical Definition of cysticercus

plural cysticerci play \-ˈsər-ˌsī, -ˌkī\
: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

cysticercal

play \-ˈsər-kəl\ adjective

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