bladder worm


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bladder worm

n.
The bladderlike, encysted larva of the tapeworm that is characteristic of the cysticercus stage.

bladder worm

n
(Zoology) an encysted saclike larva of the tapeworm. The main types are cysticercus, hydatid, and coenurus

blad′der worm`


n.
the bladderlike encysted larva of a tapeworm; a cysticercus or hydatid.
[1855–60]
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Noun1.bladder worm - encysted saclike larva of the tapeworm
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
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The sheep bladder worm |(Taenia ovis) When released from the egg in the gut, these migrate into the muscle, where they cause muscular cysticercosis, also known as sheep measles.
The result revelaed that it was bladder worm stage of dog tapeworm Coenurus gaigeri.
With a provisional diagnosis of a benign cervical tumor or lymphadenitis, the patient underwent fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC), which yielded a fluid aspirate containing fragments of the bladder worm along with a few epitheloid cell granulomas and scattered neutrophils (figure 1).