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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.

[New Latin : Greek kustis, bladder; see cyst + Greek kerkos, tail.]

cysticercus

(ˌsɪstɪˈsɜːkəs)
n, pl -ci (-saɪ)
(Zoology) an encysted larval form of many tapeworms, consisting of a head (scolex) inverted in a fluid-filled bladder. See also hydatid1, coenurus
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kustis pouch, bladder + kerkos tail]

cys•ti•cer•cus

(ˌsɪs təˈsɜr kəs)

n., pl. -cer•ci (-ˈsɜr saɪ)
the larva of certain tapeworms, having the head retracted into a bladderlike structure; bladder worm.
[1835–45; < New Latin < Greek kýsti(s) cyst + kérkos tail]
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