The larval stage is passed in the muscles of various animals, especially cattle, where it lies encysted (cysticercus stage).
This is derived from cysticercus fasciolaris of the mouse and rat.
The so-called gid-hydatids (Cnuri) and slender-necked hydatids (cysticercus tenuicollis) are of this description.
They consist of a sac of connective tissue containing the larval tape-worm or cysticercus.
Describe the cutaneous disturbance produced by the cysticercus cellulosæ.
cysticercus acanthotetra, Parona.Cysticercoides rostratus, Mingazzini.
It has been suggested that cysticercus can be detected before the animal is killed by an examination of the tongue.
Hydatid and cysticercus cysts have also been met with in the tongue.
As obtains in cysticercus fasciolaris of the mouse the scolex of Tetr.
The serrated species (T. serrata) is derived from cysticercus pisiformis infesting hares and rabbits.
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.