cysticercus definition

  • noun:
    • The larval stage of several tapeworms, consisting of just one invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.
    • The larval phase of every of a number of tapeworms, having a fluid-filled cyst enclosing a scolex.
    • A cystic worm or bladder-worm; a hydatid; an encysted scolex or tænia-head; the encysted state associated with the larva of a tapeworm.
    • The larval stage of numerous tapeworms, comprising an individual invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.
    • The larval stage of any of a number of tapeworms, having a fluid-filled cyst enclosing a scolex.
    • A cystic worm or bladder-worm; a hydatid; an encysted scolex or tænia-head; the encysted condition of this larva of a tapeworm.

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