Cysticercus: The larval form of any of the Taenia tapeworms. The plural is cysticerci. Infection with cysticerci is referred to as cysticercosis.
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The larval form of various tapeworms of the genus taenia. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(sis″tĭ-sur´kәs) pl. cysticer´ci a larval form of tapeworm.
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• (n.) The larval form of a tapeworm, having the head and neck of a tapeworm attached to a saclike body filled with fluid; -- called also bladder worm, hydatid, and measle (as, pork measle).
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(from the article `tapeworm`) ...the larva emerges in the digestive tract. It bores through the intestinal wall into a blood vessel and is carried to muscle tissue in which it ... ...as tapeworms or protozoa may enter the body in contaminated food, invade the intestines, and enter the bloodstream to lodge in the muscle tissue. ... [2...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sis′ti-ser′kŭs Definitions: 1. Originally described as a genus of bladderworms, now known to be the encysted larvae of various taenioid tapeworms; the generic name is, however, retained as a convenience in referring to the larval encysted forms. Synonyms: bladderworm See: cysticercus
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sis′ti-ser′kŭs, -ser′sī Definitions: 1. The larval form of certain Taenia species, typically found in muscles of mammalian intermediate hosts that serve as a prey of various predators; it consists of a fluid-filled bladder in which the invaginated cestode scolex develops.
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