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cysticercus

[sis-tuh-sur-kuh s] /ˌsɪs təˈsɜr kəs/
noun, plural cysticerci
[sis-tuh-sur-sahy] /ˌsɪs təˈsɜr saɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the larva of certain tapeworms, having the head retracted into a bladderlike structure; a bladder worm.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin < Greek kýsti(s) bladder, cyst + kérkos tail
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  • Any single cysticercus indicates generalized infection.
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cysticercus

/ˌsɪstɪˈsɜːkəs/
noun (pl) -ci (-saɪ)
1.
an encysted larval form of many tapeworms, consisting of a head (scolex) inverted in a fluid-filled bladder See also hydatid (sense 1), coenurus
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek kustis pouch, bladder + kerkos tail
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cysticercus in Medicine

cysticercus cys·ti·cer·cus (sĭs'tĭ-sûr'kəs)
n. pl. cys·ti·cer·ci (-sī')
The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.

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