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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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1) Cysticerci, the larvae of Taenia solium, also known as bladder worms, can form cysts as large as 1 to 2 cm in muscle and manifest as palpable nodules mimicking neoplasms.
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).